Who is Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr.?

R. L. Hymers, Jr. is a graduate of Los Angeles City College (A.A.), the California State University at Los Angeles (B.A.), Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist (M.Div.), San Francisco Theological Seminary, United Presbyterian (D.Min.) and Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary, Baptist Bible Fellowship (Th.D.).  He was awarded a Doctor of Literature degree (Litt.D.) by Louisiana Baptist University.  He and his wife, Ileana, are the parents of two sons.  Dr. Hymers worked with Southern Baptist churches for many years.  He was a member of the First Chinese Baptist Church of Los Angeles for twenty-three years, when Dr. Timothy Lin was the pastor.  He became a fundamentalist by reading the books and sermons of the late Dr. John R. Rice.  Dr. Hymers is the founding pastor of the Baptist Tabernacle in the civic center of Los Angeles.  Known for his strong stand for Biblical inerrancy, inner-city evangelism and world-wide missions, he has been in the ministry for sixty years. His sermons appear in thirty-eight International languages at www.sermonsfortheworld.com.  He holds a Reformed position on conversion, and is a premillennial dispensationalist.