Dr. Joseph Parle

Dr. Joseph Parle

Provost; Academic Dean; Professor

  • B.A., University of Houston
  • M.A.B.S., Dallas Theological Seminary (Biblical Studies)
  • Th.M. Baptist Bible Seminary (Systematic Theology)
  • Ph.D., Baptist Bible Seminary (Biblical Studies)


Dr. Joseph Parle, the husband of Suzan Parle, serves as Academic Dean and Professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas.

He received a BA in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Houston (U of H) in May of 1996. In August of 2002, Dr. Joseph Parle completed a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) at Dallas Theological Seminary. In the spring of 2009, Dr. Parle completed his work for a Ph.D. in Bible Exposition at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clark Summit, Pennsylvania and as part of the program he has earned a Masters in Theology (Th.M.) in Systematic Theology.

Prior to working at CBS, Joseph worked in the United States Congress, the Texas Senate and JP Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank. In addition to his administrative and teaching responsibilities, he has served on the Board of Directors of the KSBJ Educational Foundation and Pray the Word Ministries. For fifteen years he had a daily program on KETH Channel 14 entitled “We Speak Inglés y Español” which taught English as a Second Language from a biblical, historical and cultural perspective. He recorded over 500 episodes on this program and also regularly appeared on the “Up with the Son” program on KETH Channel 14.


“Book Review of Power to Lead.” The Journal of Ministry and Theology, (Spring 2018), 248-249.

“Evaluation of Perspectives on Israel and the Church: 4 Views.” The Journal of Ministry and Theology, (Spring 2016), 49-77."On Implicitly Conditional Prophecy: What are You Trying to Imply by That?" The Journal of Ministry and Theology, (Fall 2010) 105-128.

"If Our Salvation is Secure, Why Should We Live Holy Lives?"  Testamentum Imperium, (2005), 1 - 11.

"The Bachelor is a Sad Example of the Definition of Love." The Houston Chronicle. 14 March 2009. F4.

"To All the Mothers I’ve Loved Before." The Houston Chronicle. 8 May 2009. F3.