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Clergyman , Editor

Leroy Leonidas Carpenter, American clergyman, editor. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1912.

Background

Carpenter, Leroy Leonidas was born on November 29, 1891 in Carpenter, North Carolina, United States. Son of Rufus Jackson and Elizabeth (Rogers) Carpenter.

Education

AB, Wake Forest (North Carolina) College, 1913. Master of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1916. Doctor of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1918.

Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1927.

Career

Instructor in New Testament interpretation and theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1916-1918;pastor, Forest Avenue Baptist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1919-1921;chaplain and professor Bible, University of Southern California, 1921-1926;associate professor religious education, Furman U., 1926-1927;professor religion, Furman U., 1927-1930;head of department religion, Limestone College, 1930-1936;associate professor Bible, Baylor University, 1936-1942;editor, Biblical Recorder, journal Baptist State College of North Carolina, from 1942.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1912.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: the Upward Look, 1936, The Quest for God through Understanding, 1937, A Program of Religious Education, 1937, A Survey of Religious Education, 1940.

Membership

Member Committee on World Peace. Chairman Commission on Relocation of Chaplains of Southern Baptist Convention. Chaplain Fort Howard, Maryland, April-December, 1918.

Fellow National Council Religion in Higher Education. Member Religious Education Association, National Association Bible Instructors, Association Southern Baptist Teachers of Bible and Religious Education (president 1932-1934, 40-42), Associate Church Press. Southern Baptist Press Association (past president), Raleigh Rotary Club.

Connections

Married Lucile O'Brian, September 2, 1919: children: Robert O'Brian, William Levy.

father:
Rufus Jackson Carpenter

mother:
Elizabeth (Rogers) Carpenter

spouse:
Lucile O'Brian

children:
Robert O'Brian Carpenter

William Levy Carpenter