About Leo Raines Percer
Dr. Percer grew up in Western Tennessee, near the Mississippi River; he attended Christian Brothers University for one year before transferring to Union University, where he received a B.A. in Religion (with minors in Greek and Sociology). While in college, Dr. Percer was active in several organizations, including the Baptist Student Union in which he served as a member of the evangelism, drama, and puppet teams. Dr. Percer also participated in many student led revivals while in college, and served as Youth Pastor at Hickory Ridge Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. After college, Dr. Percer attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he earned a M.Div., served in ministry capacities working with children, youth, and singles, and worked as assistant manager of a local Christian bookstore. From Louisville, Dr. Percer moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University, where he served as a graduate assistant to Dr. William L. Lane and received his M.A. in Humanities. In 1989, Dr. Percer moved to Waco, Texas, to take classes in Baylor University’s Graduate School of Religion. He received his Ph.D. in Religion (minor in Philosophy) from Baylor in 1999 and served as an adjunct professor at Baylor University and McLennan Community College until September 2004 when he accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Liberty University School of Divinity in Lynchburg, Virginia. While in Waco, Dr. Percer met his wife Lisa at Highland Baptist Church, and they married in March 1994. They now reside in Lynchburg, Virginia with their two children.