Southern Baptist Convention

J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, NC and author of Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary (2011) and Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved (2013). Two main things characterize The Summit Church: its gospel focus and sending culture. The gospel is not merely the diving board off of which we jump into the pool of Christianity, it's also the pool itself. Joy, reckless generosity, and audacious faith all come by learning more about God's extravagant love found in Christ.

God has blessed the Summit Church with tremendous growth. Under J.D.'s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of more than 7,000, making it one of Outreach magazine’s “top 25 fastest-growing churches in America” for several years running.

J.D. has also led the Summit to further the kingdom of God by pursuing a bold vision to plant one thousand new churches by the year 2050. In the last ten years, the church has sent out more than 300 people to serve on church planting teams, both domestically and internationally. J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is also a faculty member, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. Having lived serving among Muslims, he has a burden to see them, as well as every nation on earth, come to know and love the salvation of God in Christ.

He and his beautiful wife Veronica live in Raleigh, NC and are raising four ridiculously cute kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.

Sermons by J.D. Greear
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Sermon Title 
How can there be only one way to God? (1 of 7) PREVIEW
How Could a Good God Allow Suffering? (2 of 7) PREVIEW
Christianity is too restrictive (3 of 7) PREVIEW
The Church Is Responsible for So Much Injustice (4 of 7) PREVIEW
How Could a Loving God Send Someone to Hell? (5 of 7) PREVIEW
But science has disproved the Bible! (6 of 7) PREVIEW
You can't really trust the Bible (7 of 7) PREVIEW
Finding the Assurance of Salvation (1 of 4) PREVIEW
Read the Bible Because... (2 of 4) PREVIEW
Prayer to God, Your Sovereign Father (3 of 4) PREVIEW
The Mission: Making Disciples (4 of 4) PREVIEW
Strong from Start to Finish (1 of 3) PREVIEW
Keeping Sight of the Beginning (2 of 3) PREVIEW
Risk (3 of 3) PREVIEW
Ready to Launch (1 of 3) PREVIEW
Work as Worship (2 of 3) PREVIEW
A Soul Destroying Busyness (3 of 3) PREVIEW
The Love of Christ Controls Us (1 of 3) PREVIEW
Stand in the Gap (2 of 3) PREVIEW
The Power of Prayer and the Problem of Pride (3 of 3) PREVIEW
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