Rick Rasberry

Rick RasberryDepartment Chair, Rawlings School of Divinity, LU Online 
Associate Professor of Religion

E-mail: rlrasber@liberty.edu


  • D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995  
  • M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990
  • M.A.E., Hyles-Andersen College, 1979
  • B.A., Free Will Baptist Bible College, 1978 
  • Teacher's Diploma, Evangelical Training Association, 1978

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Religion, Liberty University, School of Divinity, 2002-2016
  • Online Chair for Religion, Liberty University, School of Divinity, 2011-2016
  • Associate Dean for General Education/DLP, Liberty University, 2008-2011
  • Faculty Support Coordinator for General Education/DLP, Liberty University, 2007-2008
  • SOR/DLP Faculty Coordinator, Liberty University, 2002-2007.
  • Assistant Professor of Religion, Liberty University, 1995-2002.
  • Associate Registrar for Distance Learning, Liberty University, 2000–2001
  • Instructor of Religion, Liberty University, 1991–1995
  • Supervisor, Student Support Services and Admissions Counselors, Liberty University, 1997–2000
  • Director of Academic Affairs for Distance Learning, Liberty University, 1998-2000
  • Academic Advisor for Distance Learning, Liberty University, 1988–1997
  • Admissions Counselor for Distance Learning, Liberty University, 1988

Other Ministries

  • Liberty Christian Academy School Board member, 2001-2016
  • Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA, 1990–2016
    • Leader, Couples for Christ Life Group, 1998–2016
    • Co-teacher, Wednesday evening church service, 2010-2016
    • Adult Ministries Lay Worker of the Year, 2000
    • FAITH Outreach team leader, 2000–2001
    • Evangelism Explosion teacher/trainer, 1990–2000
    • AWANA leader, 1995-1997
    • Section coordinator in Pastor’s Bible Class, 1994–1997
  • Church Growth Seminars, Lynchburg, VA, 1990–1999
    • Occasional service as seminar manager and speaker
  • Seminars presented:  154 Steps to Revitalize Your Sunday School and Keep Your Church Growing; The Model Church; Seven Habits of a Visitor Friendly Church; A Model Sunday School


  • “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?” Review of The New Reformation, by Robert Schuller, for The Gist, ca. 1986 (now defunct)
  • "Friend Day" article for The Liberty Journal, 1995