Rob Parsons OBE

Rob Parsons is an international speaker and best-selling author. He is the founder and chairman of Care for the Family, a national charity which aims to strengthen family life and help those hurting because of family difficulties. It has over 70 paid staff and regional offices around the UK.

Rob has spoken to over a million people at live events on family issues and at Christian and corporate events around the world. He has built an international reputation as an inspirational and entertaining keynote speaker at major conferences and events.

Rob is married to Dianne, lives in Cardiff in South Wales and has two adult children and five Grandchildren. For 15 years he was involved in the leadership of Glenwood Church, Cardiff, which he now attends with Dianne. In 2012 Rob was honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list when he was appointed as an Officer of the British Empire (OBE).

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 Rob Parsons is a much loved speaker and presenter and a gifted storyteller, with a real heart for families. Here are some of the things that his audiences have said:

“Rob Parsons has an uncanny ability for asking some of life’s most challenging questions in an unobtrusive way.” Jill Garrett, Director of Leadership Development, Caret

“Rob Parsons is one of the most inspirational speakers in the country today … motivating, practical and giving you the sense that somebody has just turned the light on.” Rosemary Conley, Chairman, The Rosemary Conley Group


“Rob Parsons was a first rate speaker, with the ability to get his audience to ask themselves some fairly hard questions without spoon-feeding or antagonising them.”

“… I wish I had heard that lecture ten years ago.”

“… The subject matter was very thought-provoking and the delivery little short of an art form!”

“… my side is still sore from the number of points in the lecture when I was jabbed by my wife who kept saying ‘that’s you!!’”

From a KPMG leadership lecture


“Rob Parsons is one of the most effective communicators in the world today.” Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family

“Rob Parsons is a master storyteller….” Dr Tony Campolo, author and speaker

“… a superb, thought provoking address.”

“ … such entertainment that those around me were laughing till the tears rolled.”

“… I’ll never forget what you said and I’ll be putting it into practice.”

From an evening with the Royal College of Surgeons



Rob has written a number of best-selling books. These include The Sixty Minute … series on marriage, parenting and family life and a ground-breaking book on work-life balance, The Heart of Success. Popular Christian titles include Getting Your Kids Through Church Without Them Ending Up Hating God, What They Didn’t Teach Me in Sunday School and Bringing Home the Prodigals. The latter book became a major global event with 50,000 people attending a Bringing Home the Prodigals seminar in the UK alone, and many thousands more attending in the USA, Australia, Asia and South Africa. To date, almost a million copies of his books have been sold worldwide.

  • Archie and the Amazing Four Poster Bed
  • Bringing Home the Prodigals
  • Getting Your Kids through Church without them Ending up Hating God
  • Loving Against the Odds
  • Teenagers! What Every Parent Has to Know
  • The Book that Changed My Life
  • The Heart of Success – Making it in Business Without Losing in Life
  • The Money Secret
  • The Sixty Minute Family
  • The Sixty Minute Father
  • The Sixty Minute Grandparent
  • The Sixty Minute Marriage
  • The Sixty Minute Mother
  • The Sixty Second Mother
  • The Sixty Second Father
  • The Sixty Second Marriage
  • The Wisdom House
  • What Every Kid Wished Their Parents Knew … and Vice Versa
  • What They Didn’t Teach Me in Sunday School … Lessons I Wish I’d Learnt Earlier

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