Ashton Parsley

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About Ashton

Ashton is the daughter of Dr. Rod and Joni Parsley. She was quite literally born and raised at World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio, where her parents have pastored for over 40 years. Ashton developed a passion and a gift for writing at a very young age, penning stories and poems and even having some of her work published as early as the seventh grade. Ashton continued to perfect her talent for writing throughout high school, and was accepted into Miami University's Creative Writing program her senior year. Even while away at college, Ashton stayed connected to World Harvest and during that time, God stirred up the desire of her heart to write within new avenues, including music and television. Ashton began writing for Harvest Music Live and Breakthrough Television in 2011, when she returned to Columbus after her undergraduate studies and began working for Valor Christian College and World Harvest Church.

Ashton felt a unique calling on her life to accelerate her father's vision for the up-and-coming generation and believed a new, original sound was key. But, she also knew that music was just one platform. Ashton saw in her spirit that the other platform was a television program. Ashton's dream was to produce and host a magazine-style talk show that was relevant to her college-and-career age group. She visualized programming that would be funny, smart, and relatable, while maintaining strong tones of spirituality: "I wanted to create a show that I, as a Christian young person, would want to watch. I believe God divinely inspired me and my team to innovate something that’s entertaining and culturally connected, as well as Biblically sound. That's what "Seriously?!" is - it's life from a Christian perspective."

After its third season on the air, Ashton felt that it was time for her program to expand its reach to online platforms. So in January of 2018, Ashton launched her YouTube channel, housing "Seriously?!" segments like guest interviews and music videos, as well as original content from her everyday life. Her goal: Become a multimedia ministry and brand of her own. “I wanted to give people a peek behind the curtain of life for a young adult in ministry - what it looks like to be a Christian living and working in the ‘real world’, trying to make a name for Jesus and for yourself. I wanted them to see ministry in-action and bring them along on my personal faith journey.”

Ashton Parsley earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University in English: Creative Writing in May of 2011. She continued her education and graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s Degree in Human Services: Christian Ministry in May of 2013. Ashton serves in many different capacities at Valor Christian College and the varied ministries of World Harvest Church. At Valor, Ashton serves as the Director of Student Life and Ministry Affairs. At World Harvest, she acts as Social Media Director and recently stepped into the role of Creative Director for the ministry at-large. Ashton also co-hosts and co-produces Breakthrough TV with her father, Dr. Rod Parsley, hosts RODPARSLEY.TV and hosted her own show - "Seriously?! with Ashton Parsley" - which is now nationally syndicated.

Ashton lives in Columbus, Ohio with her dog, Presley. She loves books, traveling, outreach and missions work, reality TV shows, cleaning (yes, cleaning), party planning, and willingly admits that she’s slightly obsessed with donuts...and pizza...and coffee. ;)

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