Dr. R.C. Sproul was born in 1939 in Pittsburgh ,Pennsylvania. He is chancellor of the Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies and the founder and president of the ministry that began in 1971 as the Ligonier Valley Study Center in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. In an effort to respond more effectively to the growing demand for Dr. Sproul's teachings and the ministry's other educational resources, the general offices were moved to Orlando, Florida, in 1984, and the ministry was renamed "Ligonier Ministries."

Ligonier Ministries is an international multimedia ministry located near Orlando, Florida. Dr. Sproul's teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind with Dr. R. C. Sproul, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and in more than 40 countries worldwide. He is executive editor of Tabletalk magazine and general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, also known as The New Geneva Study Bible. Dr. Sproul currently serves as the director of Serve International and senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew's in Sanford, FL. He is ordained as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.

He is the author of more than seventy books and scores of articles for national evangelical publications. Dr. Sproul has produced more than 300 lecture series and has recorded more than 80 video series on subjects such as the history of philosophy, theology, Bible study, apologetics, and Christian living. He signed the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, which affirms the traditional view of biblical inerrancy, and he wrote a commentary on that document titled Explaining Inerrancy.

Dr. Sproul holds degrees from Westminster College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and the Free University of Amsterdam, and he has had a distinguished academic teaching career at various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, and Jackson, Mississippi.