Author Jonathan Parnell
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Jonathan Parnell

Jonathan Parnell is the lead pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis/St. Paul, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their five children. He is co-editor of Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice.


“The church is that human assembly generated and kept in life by the continuing, outgoing self-presentation of Jesus Christ.” – Webster

“To remember the past is to see that we are here today by grace, that we have survived as a gift.” – Fred Buechner

“Everything pastors hope will take place in a person’s life with God remains outside the pastor’s own power.” – Zack Eswine