About Dr. James Merritt
Saved at the age of nine and called to preach at twenty-one, Dr. James Merritt has lived to serve the cause of Christ for over four decades.
His formal education includes an undergraduate degree from Stetson University and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His pastoral calling has led him to lead churches in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Georgia, but his influence extends well beyond the church walls as he is regularly called to preach revivals, lead pastor training courses, and minister directly to people all over the world.
From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Merritt served as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, which is the world's largest Protestant denomination, and he has appeared on numerous television programs including Hannity and Colmes, Scarborough Country, and 60 Minutes.
Dr. Merritt has been married to his wife Teresa for nearly 40 years and have three sons, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.
Best known for his uncompromising commitment to preaching the Word of God, Dr. Merritt desires to deliver God's truths in a clear and concise manner. His pure passion is to teach people everywhere who Jesus is and why they need Him.