The author of “Assumptions About Faith And Tradition” lives in Barstow, California and has three, surviving, adult children who have given him seven grandchildren. The story of the tragic unnecessary death of his first-born son was captured on film in a 1988 TV docudrama “Promised A Miracle,” which is still aired on The Life Channel from time to time.
Larry has been interviewed on the 700 Club twice, its equivalent, in Canada, (100 Huntley Street) and Channel 38 in Chicago as well as other Christian TV stations. They wanted him to tell the story of how presumed faith caused his son’s death. The story was related in a book, “We Let Our Son Die” (to be republished as, “The Price Of Presumption”), and has been translated into two foreign languages. “Assumptions About Faith And Tradition” is the result of lessons learned from that experience.
Larry Parker was born in Washington D.C. in the winter of 1938 and served three years in the USAF as an electronics technician. After thirty years in the aerospace business, he retired as a supervisor from the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex located on the National Training Center near Barstow.
Larry was a frequent soloist at Victorville’s First Assembly of God Church, and took early retirement in 1991 to become a professional gospel singer. He has recorded a cassette album titled, “Jesus The Corner Stone.” Traveling across the U.S. he sang, and acted in a musical drama called, “The Man Who Hosted The Last Supper.” His presentation was well received by many churches. In 1995 a problem developed with Larry’s vocal cords that ended his musical career. This loss, gave Larry time to focus his attention on writing a book about faith, and the assumptions we make about the Bible.