David R. Parsons, an attorney, writer and Middle East specialist, currently serves as ICEJ Vice President – Senior International Spokesman with the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, former executive producer of the Front Page Jerusalem radio program and former contributing Christian editor of The Jerusalem Post Christian Edition
Based in Jerusalem, Parsons is responsible for the Christian Embassy’s public relations and media contacts with the Israeli and foreign press corps. He also writes and edits for various ICEJ publications on an array of historic, strategic, political and religious subjects, and was formerly editor of their daily ICEJ News Service.
Recently, Parsons was the contributing Christian editor for the Jerusalem Post Christian Edition, a monthly magazine then published in partnership between The Jerusalem Post and the ICEJ. He also co-hosted the Front Page Jerusalem radio program, the premier Christian radio talk show out of Israel, now being produced by the ICEJ.
Parsons earned a BA in History (1981) and a Juris Doctorate degree (1986) from Wake Forest University and entered the legal profession. From 1991-1995, he served as General Counsel of the Christians’ Israel Public Action Campaign, the only Christian organization registered with the U.S. Congress to lobby for Israel. In this role, he assisted in drafting laws and supporting legal memoranda, and testified before Congress on behalf of strong U.S.-Israel relations and related foreign policy issues.
Parsons began serving with the Christian Embassy in 1995 as Coordinator of the Third International Christian Zionist Congress. Since assuming the position of media spokesmen for the ICEJ in 1997, he has conducted interviews with print and broadcast journalists from around the world, including numerous television and radio appearances. His opinion articles and other writings also have been published in newspapers and journals worldwide.