David Bercot

Who Is David Bercot?

David Bercot is a practicing attorney, author, and church historian. Outside of law, his special field of interest and study has been the early church (particularly the church prior to the Council of Nicaea, A. D. 325).

Bercot has authored several books:

Common Sense

A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs

In God We Don't Trust

The Kingdom that Turned the World Upside Down

Let Me Die in Ireland

Plain Speaking

Will the Real Heretics Please Stand Up

Will the Theologians Please Sit Down

In addition to his books, Bercot speaks frequently on the subject of early Christianity and radical Christian discipleship. He has recorded nearly seventy lectures on Christian topics, particularly on Christian history and what the early Christians believed. Most of David Bercot's books and teaching CDs are purposefully provocative, challenging today's Christians to return to the radical Christian discipleship and doctrinal teachings of the primitive church.

Biographical Information on David Bercot

David Bercot was born in 1950 in Anchorage, Alaska. However, except for three years that Bercot lived in England as a small boy, he lived the rest of his life in Texas until 2004. He has been married one time, and that is to his present wife, Deborah. They have been married over 34 years and have three children. David and his family now live in Pennsylvania. He and his family attend Shippensburg Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational church committed to the teachings of Jesus.

Bercot obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1978 and his doctor of jurisprudence degree magna cum laude from Baylor University School of Law in 1980. Bercot limits his law practice to title examination.

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