Sproul, also known as R. C. Sproul, or just R. C. was born February 13, 1939, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a Reformed theologian and pastor. He is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries which was named after the Ligonier Valley just outside of Pittsburgh. This ministry was started as a study center for college and seminary students. This program can be heard daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast in the United States and internationally. "Renewing Your Mind with Dr. R.C. Sproul"
Ligonier Ministries hosts several theological conferences each year, including the main conference held each year in Orlando, Florida, at which Sproul is one of the primary speakers. Dr. Sproul is also the pastor of St Andrews Chapel in Sanford, Florida.