Dr. Thom S. Rainer has served as the president of LifeWay Christian Resources since February 2006. Before coming to LifeWay, Rainer served as the dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Gowth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of churches in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky and Indiana prior to joining Southern in 1994 as founding dean of the Billy Graham School.
Dr. Thom S. Rainer is the author of more than 23 books including I Am A Church Member, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Who Moved My Pulpit, and many others. His many years of pastoring and serving as the dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, has given him unique insights into church growth.