Eddie Parrish was born in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in the small town of Quinlan, about 50 miles east of Dallas. He enrolled in the Brown Trail School of Preaching in Bedford, Texas, in 1988 at the age of 19. Since his graduation in 1990, he has preached for the following churches:
- Boles Home Church of Christ (Quinlan, Texas)
- Patrick Street Church of Christ (Dublin, Texas)
- Collinsville Church of Christ (Collinsville, Texas)
- 21st and Eisenhower Church of Christ (Odessa, Texas)
- University Church of Christ (Tyler, Texas)
- Graeber Road Church of Christ (Rosenberg, Texas)
Eddie is now in his second tour of duty with Brown Trail. From 2002-2004, he worked full-time with the BTSOP as an administrator and instructor. In August of 2004, he transitioned into the pulpit at Brown Trail when Maxie Boren retired. Eddie remained in that capacity until August of 2014, when he moved to Rosenberg, Texas. Three years later, the BT elders asked Eddie to come back and work with them again as pulpit minister, which he has been doing since July of 2017.
In addition to his pulpit work and school of preaching work at Brown Trail, Eddie served for 8 years as the speaker for The Truth in Love, a half-hour television program sponsored by the Brown Trail congregation (www.ttil.tv). He has done additional television and video work with the Gospel Broadcasting Network (www.gbntv.org) and World Video Bible School (www.wvbs.org).
While a student at Brown Trail, Eddie met Mary Powell. They were married in 1991 and she has stood faithfully by his side and supported him ever since. Eddie and Mary have been blessed with two wonderful sons: Amos and Daniel.