THE HISTORIC PARSELLS CHURCH  345 Parsells Avenue  Rochester, NY 14609-5207 
Rev. Dr. Marlowe V. N. Washington (Pastor Marlowe, as he is affectionately known) brings over two decades of pastoral experience to the sacred places of the church. A native of Bronx, New York, he understands what poverty looks like in America because he was once affected by it. He attended the public school system in NewYork City and graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He attended New York Theological Seminary in Manhattan where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Pastor Marlowe earned his doctorate in transformational leadership from Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College in 2016 on the subject, “The Insidious Nature of Urban Poverty and the Recovery of the Progressive Mission of the Black Church.” Dedicated to social, political, and entrepreneurial activism, Pastor Marlowe has led congregations in Harlem (NYC); Providence, Rhode Island; Newark, New Jersey; and Rochester, NY. His ministry and community engagement reflect a diverse range of causes and strategies within the goal of working to create justice and equality for all people. A born again believer and pastor by calling, Pastor Marlowe lives the apostolic life by his beliefs of preaching the social gospel and helping people find their way to bless the world. He became an entrepreneurial/environmental pastor when he served as a “faith-based” developer and chairman of the City of Orange, N.J., Planning Board. There he assisted and led in the development of affordable, lead- safe, mixed use housing for low to moderate income families in Newark and Providence. He is a trustee at Keuka College in Keuka Park, N.Y.  As a visionary and transformational leader, Pastor Marlowe has sparked remarkable – and often controversial – turnaround in membership and ministry. He is taking beleaguered congregations, with The Historic Parsells Church being one of them, and providing an approach that responds to the spiritual hunger of a new generation. Above all else and next to Jesus, Pastor Marlowe loves his wife Mira J. Washington immensely. They are blessed to have raised two children: Brittany and Marlowe II. Email Pastor Marlowe: pastor@parsellschurch.org
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The Historic Parsells Church 345 Parsells Avenue Rochester, NY 14609-5207
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Rev. Dr. Marlowe V. N. Washington (Pastor Marlowe, as he is affectionately known) brings over two decades of pastoral experience to the sacred places of the church. A native of Bronx, New York, he understands what poverty looks like in America because he was once affected by it. He attended the public school system in NewYork City and graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He attended New York Theological Seminary in Manhattan where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Pastor Marlowe earned his doctorate in transformational leadership from Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College in 2016 on the subject, “The Insidious Nature of Urban Poverty and the Recovery of the Progressive Mission of the Black Church.” Dedicated to social, political, and entrepreneurial activism, Pastor Marlowe has led congregations in Harlem (NYC); Providence, Rhode Island; Newark, New Jersey; and Rochester, NY. His ministry and community engagement reflect a diverse range of causes and strategies within the goal of working to create justice and equality for all people. A born again believer and pastor by calling, Pastor Marlowe lives the apostolic life by his beliefs of preaching the social gospel and helping people find their way to bless the world. He became an entrepreneurial/environmental pastor when he served as a “faith-based” developer and chairman of the City of Orange, N.J., Planning Board. There he assisted and led in the development of affordable, lead-safe, mixed use housing for low to moderate income families in Newark and Providence. He is a trustee at Keuka College in Keuka Park, N.Y.  As a visionary and transformational leader, Pastor Marlowe has sparked remarkable – and often controversial – turnaround in membership and ministry. He is taking beleaguered congregations, with The Historic Parsells Church being one of them, and providing an approach that responds to the spiritual hunger of a new generation. Above all else and next to Jesus, Pastor Marlowe loves his wife Mira J. Washington immensely. They are blessed to have raised two children: Brittany and Marlowe II. Email Pastor Marlowe:  pastor@parsellschurch.org

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