Larry Mcrae

Larry McRae – Elder

Larry came to know the Lord when he was about 12 when the pastor of his mother’s church came to his home and shared the Gospel with him. He and his wife visited Grace for many years when visiting Rabun County and have been members since 2005, when they moved to Rabun County full time. He has served as an elder since 2008. Larry is a retired college professor, teaching chemistry for 43 years, 31 of those at Berry College. Larry has been married to Clara since 1961, and they have two adult children, one son and one daughter.

What has been the most influential book in your Christian life (outside of the Bible)?

In the early years a book by Major W. Ian Thomas titled Let Us Go On To Maturity shaped my thinking on Christian maturity. More recently I have been influenced by several of Jerry Bridges’ books.

What are your hobbies?

I call myself a woodworker since I have a shop and have completed numerous small projects. I also like to garden.

What is one interesting/random fact about yourself?

My wife and I participate in Scottish country dance. We started taking classes in 1991 and through this activity have met, and developed friendships with, people from several different countries.