David Jeremiah

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David Jeremiah
Born (1941-02-13) February 13, 1941 (age 80)
Toledo, Ohio, United States
EducationDallas Theological Seminary, Masters Degree
Cedarville University, Bachelors Degree
OccupationPastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church
Founder, Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries
PredecessorTim LaHaye
Spouse(s)Donna (Thompson) Jeremiah
Daniel Jeremiah

David Paul Jeremiah (born February 13, 1941) is an American conservative evangelical Christian author, founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, a Southern Baptist megachurch in El Cajon, California, a suburb of San Diego.


Jeremiah was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1941 to Ruby Jeremiah and James T. Jeremiah, a Baptist pastor and former president of Cedarville University.[1]

Jeremiah earned a bachelor's degree from Cedarville University (1963) and a master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (1967). Cedarville presented him with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1981.[2] While it is not customary for recipients of an honorary doctorate to adopt the prefix 'Dr', Jeremiah regularly uses the title in his published books, websites, and public sermons.

In 1969, Jeremiah founded Blackhawk Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Blackhawk Christian School in 1973.[3] He also developed and launched The Bible Hour, gaining experience with using televised mass-media to share the Gospel. He was Senior Pastor at Blackhawk for 12 years until moving to California in 1981.

Jeremiah succeeded Tim LaHaye as Shadow Mountain Community Church's senior pastor in 1981. Jeremiah's leadership of the church has led it to become affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

In 1982, Jeremiah founded Turning Point Ministries which focuses on multi-media Bible instruction. Its flagship program is Turning Point, a half-hour radio program that airs Jeremiah's sermons. Jeremiah has won awards over the years through the Turning Point program, such as the 2006 National Religious Broadcasters award for Best Radio Teaching Program.[4] Turning Point Ministries also developed a national television program in 2000. The television program features a 30-minute Bible study followed by an hour of preaching and worship music.

Turning Point can be heard worldwide on more than 2000 stations, as well as online. Jeremiah's radio program is available to over 480 million listeners in numerous countries. Additionally, Turning Point Television reaches a total of 2.7 billion households worldwide.[5]

Momento Decisivo, the Spanish language edition of Turning Point, is now available in every country that has a Spanish speaking population.[6]

In addition to being a pastor and leading Turning Point Ministries, Jeremiah is the author of numerous books on Christian theology and morality. Prayer – The Great Adventure won the 1998 Gold Medallion Award for Best Christian Living Book,[7] and My Heart's Desire won the 2003 Gold Medallion Award for Best Inspirational Book.[8]

In 1994 and again in 1998, Jeremiah was diagnosed with lymphoma. In 1999, a nodule was surgically removed from his neck and he underwent stem cell transplant therapy.[9]

One of Jeremiah's sons, Daniel, is a former NFL scout, and is currently an analyst with the NFL Network.[10][11]



  • — (1983). Philippians: Twenty-Six Daily Bible Studies. B C M Publications. ISBN 0-86508-208-1.
  • — (1992). Turning Toward Joy/Philippians. Chariot Victor Publishing. ISBN 1-56476-009-X. (237 pages)
  • with Carlson, C. C. (1992). The Handwriting on the Wall. W Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8499-3365-X. (256 pages)
  • — (1993). Turning Toward Integrity. Chariot Victor Publishing. ISBN 1-56476-070-7. (238 pages)
  • — (1994). Acts of Love. Vision House. ISBN 1-885305-00-1. (204 pages)
  • — (1996). What the Bible Says About Angels. Multnomah. ISBN 0-88070-902-2. (Paperback ISBN 1-57673-336-X) (222 pages)
  • with Carlson, C. C. (1996). Invasion of Other Gods. W Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8499-3987-9. (240 pages)
  • — (1997). The Power of Encouragement. Multnomah. ISBN 1-57673-135-9.
  • — (1999). Gifts from God: Encouragement and Hope for Today's Parents. Chariot Victor Publishing. ISBN 1-56476-766-3. (240 pages)
  • — (2001). Escape the Coming Night. W Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8499-4368-X. (276 pages)
  • — (2001). Slaying The Giants In Your Life. W Publishing Group. ISBN 1-59328-007-6. (203 pages)
  • — (2001). Stories of Hope from a Bend in the Road. J. Countryman. ISBN 0-8499-5708-7. (128 pages)
  • — (2001). Until I Come. W Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8499-4275-6. (212 pages)
  • — (2002). A Bend in the Road: Finding God When Your World Caves In. W Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8499-4333-7. (208 pages)
  • — (2002). Sanctuary: Finding Moments of Refuge in the Presence of God. Integrity Publishers. ISBN 1-59145-023-3. (384 pages)
  • — (2003). His Majesty's Melody. Integrity Publishers. ISBN 1-59145-046-2. (40 pages)
  • — (2003). The Things That Matter: Living a Life of Purpose Until Christ Returns. W Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8499-1794-8. (96 pages)
  • — (2004). My Heart's Desire: Living Every Moment in the Wonder of Worship. Integrity Publishers. ISBN 1-59145-154-X. (224 pages)
  • — (2004). Prayer: The Great Adventure. Multnomah. ISBN 1-59052-182-X. (272 pages)
  • — (2004). Searching for Heaven on Earth: How to Find What Really Matters in Life. Integrity Publishers. ISBN 1-59145-066-7. (323 pages)
  • — (2004). The Prayer Matrix: Plugging into the Unseen Reality. Multnomah. ISBN 1-59052-181-1. (96 pages)
  • — (2004). When Your World Falls Apart. W Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8499-0436-6. (304 pages)
  • — (2005). Life Wide Open: Unleashing the Power of a Passionate Life. Integrity Publishers. ISBN 1-59145-319-4. (205 pages)
  • — (2005). Turning Points; Moments of Decision in the Presence of God. Integrity Publishers. ISBN 1-59145-067-5. (383 pages)
  • with Kinkade, Thomas (2005). The Secret of the Light. J. Countryman. ISBN 1-4041-0108-X. (96 pages)
  • — (2006). Captured by Grace: No One Is Beyond the Reach of a Loving God. Integrity Publishers. ISBN 1-59145-389-5. (216 pages)
  • — (2006). God in You: Releasing the Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life. Multnomah Publishers Inc. ISBN 1-59052-803-4. (348 pages)
  • — (2006). Why the Nativity?. Tyndale. (155 pages)
  • — (2008). What In the World is Going On?: 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0-7852-2887-X. (257 pages)
  • — (2009). Discover Paradise; A Guidebook to Heaven, Your True Home. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 978-140-4114-128. (128 pages)
  • — (2009). Living With Confidence In A Chaotic World. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 978-0-8499-1962-6. (235 pages)
  • — (2010). The Coming Economic Armageddon: What Bible Prophecy Warns About the New Global Economy. FaithWords. ISBN 978-0-446-56594-3. (293 pages)
  • — (2011). I Never Thought I'd See the Day!: Culture at the Crossroads. FaithWords. ISBN 0-446-56595-4. (253 pages)
  • — (2012). God Loves You: He Always Has – He Always Will. FaithWords. ISBN 978-0-446-56597-4. (295 pages)
  • — (2013). The Jeremiah Study Bible. Worthy Publishing. ISBN 978-1-936-03489-5. (2240 pages)
  • — (2014). Agents of the Apocalypse: A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times. Tyndale Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4143-8049-0. (293 pages)
  • — (2014). The Heart of Jesus. Worthy Publishing. ISBN 978-1-617-95320-0. (128 pages)
  • — (2016). Is This The End? Signs of God's Providence in a Disturbing New World. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 978-0-718-07986-4. (240 pages)
  • — (2017). A Life Beyond Amazing. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0-71807990-6.
  • — (2019). Everything You Need. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0-78522393-2.
  • — (2020). Shelter in God: Your Refuge In Times Of Trouble. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 978-0-7852-4122-5.


  • 9/11: Our Nation's Emergency Call
  • A Bend in the Road: Experiencing God When Your World Caves in
  • Best of Christian Living, with Josh McDowell, Ken Hutcherson, and Tim Lahaye
  • Jesus' Final Warning: Hearing Christ's Voice in the Midst of Chaos
  • What the Bible Says About Angels
  • Prayer, the Great Adventure
  • Fathers and Daughters
  • Christians Have Stress Too
  • Raising Well Adjusted Kids (Focus on the Family), with Joe White and James Dobson


  1. ^ Belliveau, G.K. (1999). Say to This Mountain: The Life of James T. Jeremiah. Regular Baptist Press. ISBN 978-0-87227-201-9.
  2. ^ Biography of Dr. David Jeremiah at davidjeremiah.org
  3. ^ https://www.blackhawkchristian.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1817810&type=d&pREC_ID=1979257
  4. ^ 2006 List of award recipients. "NRB list of award recipients: 2006". Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Dr. David Jeremiah: When Our World Seems Dark, God Is In Control". Jesus Calling. 2016-10-25. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  6. ^ "David Jeremiah Books - Christianbook.com". www.christianbook.com. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  7. ^ 1998 Gold Medallion List of Winners. "1998 Gold Medallion List of Winners: Christian Living". Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ 2003 Gold Medallion List of Winners. "2003 Gold Medallion List of Winners: Inspiration". Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ Jeremiah, David. A Bend in the Road: Experiencing God When Your World Caves In. ISBN 0-8499-4333-7.
  10. ^ The Jere-Messiah delivers for Apps
  11. ^ Former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah joins NFL.com, NFL Network

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