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About Dr. David Jeremiah


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Biography of Dr. David Jeremiah

 

Dr. David Jeremiah, founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, felt God’s calling on his life at a very early age. Born February 13, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Jeremiah was raised in a family deeply committed to ministry. At the age of 11, the Jeremiah family moved to Dayton, Ohio where his father, Dr. James T. Jeremiah, was the Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio, and in 1953 became the President of Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio.

 

As Dr. Jeremiah was sensitive to God’s leading in his life, he followed in his father’s footsteps. In 1963, Dr. Jeremiah received a Bachelor of Arts from Cedarville College. In that same year, Dr. Jeremiah married his college sweetheart, Donna Thompson who also was attending Cedarville College as a business major. He went on to earn a Masters degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1967. He completed additional graduate work at Grace University and was granted the Doctor of Divinity degree from Cedarville College in 1981.

 

In 1969, Dr. Jeremiah began Blackhawk Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and developed a Christian school grades K through 12. In the 12 years he served as pastor, Blackhawk Baptist Church grew from 7 families to 1300 members. He also launched The Bible Hour television program.

 

Dr. Jeremiah heeded God’s call, and in 1981 he and his family moved to California where he became the senior pastor of Scott Memorial Baptist Church, now Shadow Mountain Community Church.

 

Shadow Mountain Community Church is one of the largest churches in San Diego County. It is also the home of Southern California Seminary and Christian Unified Schools.

 

As Dr. Jeremiah began his ministry at Shadow Mountain, he felt God’s calling to continue the broadcast ministry he started in Fort Wayne. In 1982, Turning Point Ministries became a reality.

 

Today, Turning Point's 30-minute radio program is heard nationally and internationally on over 1800 stations.

 

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From Dr. Jeremiah's website - http://www.davidjeremiah.org/site/default.aspx

 

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I understand that the Bible is open to interpretation by scholars and by theologians.

I believe that there are things that we will not understand until God Himself reveals it.

I believe that no *one human man* has all of the answers.

 

So as I write and try to discuss and paraphrase or even quote word-for-word, take each bit with a "grain of salt"... meaning... understand that this book is ONE MAN'S INTERPRETATIONS of Biblical prophecy. Only God Himself knows how accurate it is.

 

For generations, men have claimed to "know" that God was ready to set His final plan into action. People have died, have waited, have left crushed and disillusioned by believing a person's self-proclaimed knowledge of "God's Will".

 

The key is to live *every day* as if it is our last. Not one of us is promised even one next breath. So live your life in the way you know you should. *I* don't have that way or the answers, but you can find it through Christ, and the Bible is the guidebook.

 

Cat

 

 

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Thanks for the background info Cat, and I totally agree about no one man having all the answers.

 

Looking forward to the study! :)

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