A 21st century prophet, Dr. James Merritt pastors Cross Pointe,
The Church at Gwinnett Center near Atlanta, Georgia and hosts
the television broadcast ministry "Touching Lives."
Sharing God's powerful message through a powerful medium, Dr. Merritt's
purpose remains to bring lost souls to a personal encounter with
In June of 2000, Dr. Merritt was elected as President of the Southern
Baptist Convention which currently hosts a membership of well over
15.8 million individuals and over 40,000 churches across the United
States. Dr. Merritt previously served on numerous committees for
the Southern Baptist Convention including Chairman of the Executive
Committee and the President of the Southern Baptist Convention's
Pastors Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Merritt, his wife Teresa and their three sons: James, Jonathan
and Joshua reside in the Metro Atlanta area.