Les Bollinger

I count it a wonderful privilege to serve as an elder at Providence, helping with teaching and preaching, discipling, and administration and planning.

I’ve been married to Helen for 22 years and we have 3 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren (and counting). We moved to Lexington from Beaver, Pennsylvania where I served as pastor of Beaver Baptist Church from 2004 to 2012. These days I work in the field of health care finance as a decision support analyst. I studied economics at the University of California at Berkeley (B.A.), international business at George Washington University (M.B.A.), and biblical and theological studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.).

In my spare time I enjoy reading, mostly biblical theology, but also fiction: spy, crime, legal and historical novels. I occasionally blog at Eutychus. I also enjoy playing chess and watching University of California Golden Bears football.

But most basically, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, that is, I seek to know Christ and follow him, and to help others know and follow him as well.