Larry Baxter is the Director of RC Prof, a supported missionary on Ratio Christi's National Team. RC Prof is a vital ministry with the goal of building a movement of missional professors who are encouraged and equipped to live up to their unique calling in the academic world. Larry partners with RC Chapter Directors to locate, train, and mobilize faculty on their campuses in a number of ways: practicing integration in their disicplines, as mentors and speakers for undergraduate ministries, serving in overseas partnership opportunities with RC International, and helping develop engaging resources for current and future professors. Larry also leads the faculty track of the annual RC National Symposium, and seeks to support missional professors in their own conferences and ministries. As a PhD Biomedical Engineer, Larry spent several years doing cancer research and mathematical modeling at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Harvard Medical School. More recently he has served as the Vice President of R&D at Advanced Process Cominatorics, developing mathematical software for the optimization and scheduling of industrial processes.
Larry has a Master of Ministry Leadership and M.Div. from Rockbridge Seminary, and encourages and equips Christians locally as the Administrative Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is life-long worker, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Transformational Leadership at Rockbridge Seminary. Larry resides in Boilermaker country in Indiana, with his wife and four children. When he gets the chance he also enjoys volleyball, music, juggling, and strategic gaming.
Larry was raised in a home with Christian values, but one where little thought was given to God and where it was not really allowed to raise doubts about the faith. Through high school the seeming contradiction between faith and science led him far away from the church. In college, the secular and naturalistic worldview crushed whatever faith was left. By God's grace Larry met a very loving and very smart Christian, an engineer who could clearly and respectfully articulate why he believed, and who challenged Larry to investiage the claims of Christ. Reading through the Bible he was simply amazed by the life and teaching of Jesus. When he read Ephesians 2:8-10 for the first time, the power and truth of the gospel finally became clear. Knowing the transformational power of God at work in the life of students and professors on campus, Larry is eager to help build a movement of missional professors at the university.