Larry W. Peebles attends The Church at Acworth in Acworth, Georgia. He was formerly an ordained minister at Freedom International Church in Wesley Chapel, Florida, and served as Elder, Treasurer and Board member. At Freedom he and his wife Kay were active on the worship team, and led a home group Bible Study. They have travelled the mission field together in Cuba, Costa Rica, Kenya, Tanzania and El Salvador. Larry has also been to Kazakhstan and India. For over 15 years they ministered in the Juvenile Justice System in Hillsborough County (Tampa), Florida.
Larry retired in 2008 after over 30 years in home building and residential land development. For the last 10 years of his career, he was with Lennar Homes, retiring as a Regional Vice President with responsibility for the Tampa and Orlando operations for Lennar. He was Tampa Bay Builder’s Association President and Builder of the Year in 1992. He is a Lifetime Director of that organization.
He has been Chairman of the Board, and has served on the Board of Churches in Texas and Tampa. For two years, he served on the board of A Woman’s Place Ministries in Tampa (now New Life Solutions), an organization that promotes the alternatives to abortion. Larry completed 6 years of Bible Study Fellowship. He and Kay taught a young married couple’s Sunday School class for 10 years.
Larry earned a BBA from Texas A&M University in 1970, majoring in Accounting and Economics. In 1971 he was awarded an MBA from North Texas State University in those same areas of study. He and his wife have been writing full time since 2015. They have been married for 48 years, and have two children and 5 grandchildren.