Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Dr. Cherry studied pre-med at Baylor University in Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in 1973 and did his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Radiology at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
In 1975, after practicing medicine with Dr. Kenneth Cooper at the Aerobics Center/Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Dr. Cherry opened the R.B. Cherry Clinic for Preventive Medicine in Houston for the practice of diagnostic and preventive medicine. He specialized not only in the diagnosis of disease, but also in the use of nutrition, exercise, and natural supplements to significantly lower disease risk.
In addition to his over 30 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Cherry is the best-selling author of The Doctor and the Word (1996), The Bible Cure (1998), Healing Prayer (1999), and Prayers That Heal (2001). He has also published a series of God’s Pathway To Healing mini books on topics such as herbs that heal, menopause and prostate health.
For over two decades, Dr. Cherry and his wife, Linda, through Reginald B. Cherry Ministries, taught health and healing on their weekly television program, Doctor & the Word, devoting their efforts to helping Christians find their pathway to healing and stay healthy so they can go forth and tell others about Jesus and lead the lost into “His Glorious Light!” (I Peter 2:9)
Dr. Cherry has an assignment from God: to help people find their Pathway to Healing and abundant health. He wants every Christian to be a light to “their world.” But if the body of Christ is sick and diseased, it makes it hard to be any kind of light in this dark world. Dr. Cherry is committed to developing every possible means to help people maintain their health so that they can truly fulfill the number of their days according to Exodus 23:26. He believes in using the natural health laws God gave us originally and appropriating them for our healing, and he has been called to help people walk in this health.