Dr. Leo Percer

Dr. Leo PercerDirector, Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics

Email Dr. Percer: lpercer@liberty.edu
(434) 592-4178


  • Ph.D., Baylor University
  • M.A., Western Kentucky University
  • M.Div. Southern B.T. Seminary
  • B.A., Union University

Recent Courses

  • NGRK 520: Greek I
  • NGRK 525: Greek II
  • NBST 610: Hermeneutics
  • NBST 615: Hermeneutics
  • NGRK 620: Greek Syntax
  • NBST 617: Romans
  • NBST 621: Hebrews
  • NGRK 643-645: Greek Exegesis


Dr. Percer grew up near the Mississippi River in Millington, Tennessee, where he received a call to the ministry of teaching while attending First Baptist Church. Pursuing that call sent him on an educational journey that includes two Masters degrees and a Ph.D. This journey provided opportunities to minister in a variety of capacities, including youth ministry, children’s ministry, small groups, and homeless ministry. Upon completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Percer taught as an adjunct at Baylor University and McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. He began teaching at the School of Divinity in 2004 and teaches a variety of New Testament classes including: Hermeneutics, Greek, the Gospel of John, Romans, Hebrews, New Testament Orientation 1 & 2, 1 & 2 Peter, Life of Christ, and New Testament World. In 2008, after establishing a new Ph.D. program for Liberty University, he became the director of the Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics Program. Dr. Percer has twice received the Dr. Daniel R.  Mitchell Teacher of the Year Award given by the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary student body (2010 and 2015). Since 2012, he has served on the board of directors for Ratio Christi (a global organization that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ). Dr. Percer currently lives in Lynchburg, Va. with his wife Lisa and their two children.

  • Founding Managing Editor and Current Associate Editor of Eruditio Ardescens: The Journal of Liberty University’s School of Divinity
  • Faculty Advisor for Eleutheria: The Graduate Student Journal of Liberty University’s School of Divinity

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor - McLennan Community College 2002-2004
Adjunct Professor - Baylor University 2000-2002




Historical and Theological Foundations of Religious Educators, Fall 2016, Liberty University Press (project editor)

(2016) Liberty University Press

Urban Legends of the New Testament: 40 Common Misconceptions (managing editor)

(August 2015) B&H Academic

Matters of Conscience:  A Practical Theology for the Evangelical Chaplain (project editor)

(2013) Liberty University Press

At Home in a Strange Land
(project editor)

(2013) Liberty University Press

G.U.I.D.E. to Differentiated Instruction for Christian Educators (editor)

(2012) Liberty University Press

The Essence of the Old Testament: A Survey (editor)

(2012) B&H Academic

"Letter to the Hebrews"

Lexham Bible Dictionary

(2011) Lexham

The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics (multiple entries)

(2008) Harvest House Publishers


Journal Articles

"1 John 5:13-21: Confidence in Christ and the Sin unto Death—When Should a Believer Not Pray?” in Eruditio Ardescens: The  Journal of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Volume 1, Issue 2 2014
“Confidence in Christ and the Sin unto Death—When Should a Believer Not Pray?” (ETS) 2012
Review of Four Views of the Warning Passages in Hebrews by Herbert W. Bateman IV (Criswell Theological Journal) 2009
Review - The Biblical Canon: Its Origin, Transmission, & Authority, by Lee M. McDonald (Criswell Theological Journal) 2009
“To Be Perfectly Clear: Scientology as a Post-Modern Mystery Religion” (International Society of Christian Apologetics) 2008


See Dr. Percer's Doctoral Dissertation or his other work in Liberty University's Digital Commons