Summit Life

Summit Life

J. D. Greear

Grow Up

November 23, 2020

Grow up. It’s a simple command God gives in 1 Peter. But what does that mean? In our spiritual lives, it can be hard to judge whether or not we’re really “growing up.” Pastor J.D. provides a very practical list of what it means to be a mature believer.

Searching for Christmas

Searching for Christmas

Get two copies of Pastor J.D.'s new book, Searching for Christmas, as our gift to you when you make a donation today. One to keep and one to give away. You can also receive five copies for a donation of $50 or ten copies for a donation of $100. For so many people, this Christmas will bring uncertainty. Maybe your job security is shaky; your marriage is crumbling; your health is fading. Maybe this is the first Christmas that you’ve felt alone. Or maybe things are ok, but still you wonder if there is more to life than what you have right now. The most unlikely birth in human history - the birth at the heart of the first Christmas - was a “sign” from God that he is real, and that he really gets involved, because he really cares. We’re all searching for something to hold on to.

About Summit Life

We believe the gospel is a deep well of transformative grace – and we’ll never find the bottom.


We know life with Jesus extends beyond Sunday mornings. That’s why providing daily broadcasts, honest podcasts, insightful blogs, and challenging books are all part of J.D.’s ministry as a pastor – and as a believer. At the end of the day, we want you to be drawn deeper into the gospel and to fall more in love with Jesus.

About J. D. Greear

J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Under Pastor J.D.’s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of over 10,000. Pastor J.D. has led the Summit in a bold vision to plant one thousand new churches by the year 2050.


Pastor J.D. Greear has authored several books, including Above All (2019), Not God Enough (2018), Gaining by Losing (2015), Gospel (2011), Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart (2013), and Jesus, Continued… (2014). Summit Life with J.D. Greear is a daily, half hour radio broadcast featuring the teaching of Pastor J.D.


Pastor J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently serves as the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor J.D. and his wife Veronica are raising four awesome kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.