David Jeremiah is a evangelical Christian leader, 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 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.
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.
David 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.
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.
In addition to being a pastor and leading Turning Point Ministries, Jeremiah is the author of numerous books on Christian life and biblical theology.
Prayer – The Great Adventure won the 1998 Gold Medallion Award for Best Christian Living Book and My Heart's Desire won the 2003 Gold Medallion Award for Best Inspirational Book
The Dr. David Jeremiah currently serves on President Donald Trump's evangelical advisory board.