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

  • NBST 610: Hermeneutics
  • NBST 615: Hermeneutics
  • NGRK 520: Greek I


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 PhD.  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 PhD, Dr. Percer taught as an adjunct at both 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, New Testament Orientation 1 & 2, the Gospel of John, Hebrews, 1 & 2 Peter, Life of Christ, and New Testament World.  He also directs the Ph.D. Program for divinity and teaches a variety of biblical studies classes.  Dr. Percer lives in Lynchburg, VA with his wife Lisa and their two children.

Professional Experience

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




Matters of Conscience:  A Practical Theology for the Evangelical Chaplain (prject 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

“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