Dr. Larry Asplund serves as a part-time instructor in the School of Divinity. He is the son and the father of a pastor and comes from a long line of Christian ministers and educators. Before coming to Regent University, he had been involved in pastoral ministry and teaching for 45 years, serving as an executive pastor, teaching pastor, senior pastor and church planter. For 25 of those years he was actively engaged in higher education, serving as a full-time on-campus Bible college teacher, seminary professor and university vice president. He has been married to his best friend, Lynda, for 46 years, and they have two adult children. 39 and 44. He has a B.A. in Philosophy & Biblical Studies, M.A. in Biblical Literature, D.Min. in Leadership and Spiritual Formation, and an Ed.D. (ABD) in Educational Leadership. He has also served as a "ghost writer" for well-known authors, publishing his own book, Transformers: Local Congregations as Agents of Community Transformation. Asplund teaches in the area of Practical Theology for the School of Divinity.