Larry Powers was born in Milan, Tennessee, in 1948. He married Teresa Ann Hatchett in June 1966. Larry and Teresa have two children (son, Michael and daughter, Tabitha). Michael lives in Burlison, Tennessee. Tabitha is married to Rex Mitchell and they live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tabitha has two children (daughter, Erica and son, Nick).
Larry entered the United States Air Force in 1966 and retired in 1986 after twenty years of service. He is a 1988 graduate of Memphis School of Preaching, graduated from the third year program at Memphis School of Preaching in 1991, and is a 1991 graduate of Alabama School of Religion. Larry began preaching in 1975 while a member of the Air Force, stationed in Klamath, California. He continued to preach part time in California and Colorado Springs, Colorado until he retired from the Air Force and entered Memphis School of Preaching.
Larry has done local work with the Turrell church of Christ (Turrell, AR), Elm Grove church of Christ (Burlison, TN), Gardner church of Christ (Martin, TN), and is presently working with the Sharon church of Christ (Sharon, TN). He has done campaign work in Australia; New Zealand; Zambia, Africa; Botswana, Africa; the Marshall Islands; and the Kiribati Islands. He has been teaching with the Online Academy of Biblical Studies since 2001. Larry teaches the book of Jeremiah, First Principles, Principles of Interpretation 1 and Principles of Interpretation 2.