Dr. Larry A. Mercer serves as the Executive Administrator in the Senior Pastor’s Office. His primary responsibilities are to oversee the vision, mission, and the effective administration of the Kingdom Collegiate Academies that include: Fellowship Collegiate Academy, Canterbury Collegiate Academy, Collegiate Academy Online, Home School Collegiate Academy, Kingdom Early College Academy, and Kingdom Sports Academy.
Additionally, Dr. Mercer manages the program and instructional design of OCBF’s Leadership Development training and helps the Senior Pastor with the church-wide strategic and operational plans for the ministry. As a licensed and ordained minister, Dr. Mercer assists the Senior Pastor in the areas of preaching, teaching, training, and pastoral care of staff, students, and families of the Kingdom Collegiate Academies.
He is a senior executive level leader with more than 30 years of experience providing leadership in the governmental, educational, ministry, and nonprofit sectors. He has taught in four different higher education institutions and has earned certifications in Instructional Design, Knowledge Management, Strategic Planning, Training Management, Mediation, and Coaching.
Rev. Mercer has earned academic degrees on the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels, including a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from East Carolina University and a Master of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry, both from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Dr. Mercer and his wife Annie have been married for over 40 years and have four adult children and two grandchildren.