Rodney Lee Parsley (born January 13, 1957) is an American heretical minister, author, television host and so-called evangelist. Parsley was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and was raised primarily in the Columbus area. His parents grew up in eastern Kentucky, and traveled there often to visit relatives when Parsley was a young boy. Young Parsley was raised as a Free Will Baptist, and had a "born-again" experience at "Christian Center Church" in Gahanna, Ohio, in the 1970s. He has been a guest on many media programs, including CNN's Larry King Live.