Our Team

Craig Parro


Craig has lived in the same Chicago neighborhood since he was five years old. He attended city schools and then the University of Illinois, where he came to faith in Christ.

After a 15-year stint at a market research company, the Lord called Craig to this ministry in 1989 to help launch its pastoral training work. Along the way he picked up an M.A. in Mission from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

In 2010, Craig was asked to give overall leadership to the ministry and now serves as our president.

Craig also serves on the board of directors of TOPIC (Trainers of Pastors International Coalition), an association of pastoral training organizations focused on accelerating pastoral training worldwide. Craig has authored articles appearing in several magazines and is co-author of the book Finishing Well in Life and Ministry.

Thirty-plus years after joining this ministry, Craig continues to have “pinch me” moments, marveling that the Lord has called "this city kid" to lead an incredible team who equips and encourages pastors around the world to teach God’s Word with God’s heart.

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