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Dr. James Merritt is the founder and Lead Pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia.  Prior to serving there, he served for 17-plus years as the Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Snellville, Georgia.


From 2000-2002, Dr. Merritt served as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, the world’s largest Protestant denomination.  He has been featured on numerous television programs including Hannity and Colmes, Scarborough Country and 60 Minutes.


Dr. Merritt is the host of Touching Lives International Radio and Television Broadcast Ministry airing in all 50 states and 122 countries around the world on TBN, The Church Channel, and The Liberty Channel.


He is a popular speaker and the author of several books including Friends, Foes and Fools, God’s Prescription For A Healthy Christian, How To Be A Winner and Influence Anybody and Crown Him King.


Dr. Merritt has a master of divinity degree and a doctor of philosophy degree in Evangelism from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary located in Louisville, Kentucky.


He and his wife, Teresa, reside in Dacula, Georgia.  They have three sons--James Jr., Jonathan, and Joshua--and one daughter-in-love, Natalie, and a grandson named Harper.

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Audio Messages
Digital audio of Pastor Merritt's weekly messages are available in easy-to-download MP3 format. Drop them into your iTunes, transfer to your iPod, burn a CD or email them to friends. This great Bible teaching is made to share! More...

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