Dr. David Jeremiah
April 16, 2021
God never promised believers an easy life. But He did create us to connect with one another to make the hard times easier. Friday on Turning Point, Dr. David Jeremiah offers good reasons not to go through life alone.
It’s Time to Meet The God You May Not Know
“In God We Trust” is the United States’ official motto, yet it’s hard to trust someone you do not know. Many people assume that knowing about God is enough, but to love God and to trust Him through these perilous times, we must know Him in a personal way. Given the current state of affairs, this may sound shocking, but nothing is more critical to our individual needs right now than to know God fully. The only way to make sense of our world is to immerse ourselves in the study of God and His incredible attributes—His knowledge, holiness, all-pervasive presence, unlimited power, perfect love, and all the other qualities that make Him who He is. Are you ready to encounter God’s holiness? His presence? His power in your life? Let Dr. David Jeremiah take you on the journey from knowing about God to knowing Him intimately.
About Turning Point
Turning Point for God was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world. Over the years, the phenomenal growth of the English broadcast ministry has enabled David Jeremiah’s teaching to be translated into multiple languages, taking the ministry outreach beyond our borders. Today, Turning Point reaches every state in the U.S., covers six continents, and touches people around the globe with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
David Jeremiah’s commitment to Bible Strong teaching with an emphasis on content—not causes, current events, or politics—is Turning Point’s trademark. Creative vignettes, special musical selections, and seasonal productions supplement his messages, but the purpose of every program is to draw men and women into knowledge of God’s Word. Study materials designed to engage participants in the Word of God accompany each broadcast. These innovative resources combined with the unchanging Truth of God’s Word continue to fuel the growth of Turning Point’s broadcast ministries.
About Dr. David Jeremiah
Founder and host of Turning Point for God and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, David Paul Jeremiah, was born February 13, 1941, in Toledo, Ohio. He is one of four children born to James and Ruby Jeremiah. During his childhood, his family moved to Dayton, Ohio, where his father, James T. Jeremiah, served as Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church. In 1953, the Jeremiah family moved to Cedarville, Ohio, when his father became the President of Cedarville College—which is now Cedarville University.
Growing up in a pastor’s home, David was immersed in ministry from an early age. During his senior year at Cedarville College, he felt God’s calling to enter full-time ministry. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963, and that same year he married his college sweetheart, Donna Thompson. After graduation, they moved to Dallas, Texas, where David attended Dallas Theological Seminary. He received his Master’s degree in Theology in 1967. Completing additional graduate work at Grace Seminary, he was granted the Doctor of Divinity degree from Cedarville College in 1981.
In 1969, David and Donna began a church plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with seven families in attendance. He served as pastor at Blackhawk Baptist Church for twelve years. During that time the church grew to 1,300 members, Blackhawk Christian School was founded, and The Bible Hour television program was launched.
In 1981, the Jeremiah family, which now included four children, followed God’s call and moved to California when Dr. Jeremiah became the senior pastor of Scott Memorial Baptist Church, which is now Shadow Mountain Community Church. Today Shadow Mountain Community Church is one of the largest churches in San Diego county with eight satellite locations including Hispanic and Arabic congregations. The main campus of the church, located in El Cajon, California, is also the home to Southern California Seminary and Christian Unified Schools, a multiple site kindergarten through twelfth-grade Christian school district.
Once the family settled into life in California, David felt God’s calling to continue the broadcast ministry he began in Fort Wayne. In 1982, Turning Point for God became a reality with a local television program in San Diego. Not long after that, Turning Point Radio was initiated as well. What began as a local television program has become an international leader in radio and television broadcast ministry. Today, Turning Point Radio and Television programs are seen and heard across the nation seven days a week. The ministry’s international outreach continues to grow in Canada, the UK, across the Middle East, Russia, and Australia and New Zealand, with foreign language translations in ten languages reaching people in India, the Philippines, China, and in Spanish-speaking countries around the globe.
In addition to his passion for preaching and teaching the Word of God, David Jeremiah is a prolific author. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for his books including bestseller lists in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today, the ECPA Medallion of Excellence Award, as well as two Gold Medallion Awards.
David is a sought-after speaker across the country—speaking frequently at universities, conventions, and conferences, as well as chapels for professional football and basketball teams. He also hosts Turning Point live events in cities around the country each year. His passion to reach the lost and help Christians grow spiritually has never wavered; he has faithfully studied and taught the Word of God for more than fifty years. Believing our dreams should always be greater than our memories, he continually trusts God to accomplish great things through Turning Point’s ministry around the globe—including reaching new audiences through the Internet, on Facebook, Twitter, and satellite transmissions to countries previously unable to receive the Gospel.
David and Donna have four grown children: Janice Dodge, David Michael Jeremiah, Jennifer Sanchez, and Daniel Jeremiah. They are the proud grandparents of twelve grandchildren.