We wrote about the stunt pulled by the reported Baptist pastor Marty Parrish over the weekend here and here. In the second post, I reported that I spoke yesterday with Pastor Ron Kirkland of the West Memphis, Arkansas church with which Parrish claimed to be affiliated. Pastor Kirkland told me that Parrish is an inactive member of his church and that Parrish’s claim to be a Baptist minister is erroneous.
We had heard Saturday night from Parrish himself, who asserted indirectly that he was indeed a Baptist minister. I asked him to identify the institution that had ordained him and the church he serves. He wrote again last night with another brief message: “Thanks for your kind inquiry. I believe Brother Ron has satisfactorily answered both of the questions you posed.”