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Summit Life with J.D. Greear: The Best of 2017

By Julianna Keck

Jan. 8, 2018

If you haven’t done so already, start this year by heading over to and subscribing to Pastor J.D.’s blog. This corner of the internet has grown into an online repository for listeners of the vibrant radio broadcast, Summit Life, which launched in 2017. This daily 25-minute broadcast features the gospel-centered ministry of J.D. Greear, lead pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. While the daily radio program provides tangible encouragement to dive deeper into the gospel … the online blog provides an inside look into Pastor J.D.’s theological and pastoral thoughts on everything from current events and leadership to books currently on his shelf. Recently, the Summit Life team did some digging and found what J.D.’s blog readers considered the golden nuggets ... Read More

Today’s the Day!

By Julianna Keck

Nov. 28, 2017

In the wake of the mad dash for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, today marks yet another cleverly dubbed day of the week—one that couldn’t be more different. A day dedicated to giving back. While every day can be a giving day, #GivingTuesday has become a global day of celebrating and encouraging giving in support of your favorite non-profits. We are so thankful for all the radio stations and listeners who make the programs we represent possible. Your decision to support these ministries helps ensure that the Word of God is heard throughout our country and world. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to join this global movement by showing your support for the Christian ministries RKC is privileged to represent. ... Read More

Vertical Church Conference Brings Together More Than 1,000 Global Church Leaders

By Julianna Keck

Aug. 24, 2017

On August 13 – 16, more than one thousand ministry leaders from around the globe gathered at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago for a powerful three-day conference focused on Vertical Ministry. These church leaders were encouraged, challenged, trained, and equipped for deeper and wider ministry impact. Vertical Church Conference featured special teaching sessions from Luke MacDonald, Ed Stetzer, Ron Zappia, J.D. Greear, and James MacDonald. It also featured worship from Vertical Church Band’s Jon and Valeria Guerra (Praytell), Kathryn Scott, and Meredith Andrews. One attendee described the conference as: So good. So Inspiring. So God-glorifying. And I for one am walking away with my life changed. Thanks to everyone who put it on. There were tons of great moments. The message on evangelism is one ... Read More

J.D. Greear: Here, There, Everywhere

By Julianna Keck

Aug. 11, 2017

This week, Pastor J.D. Greear of Summit Life Ministries is a long way away from home in North Carolina! Yesterday evening, Greear delivered a powerful message on prayer to a packed house at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Irvine, CA. Senior Pastor, Greg Laurie, introduced J.D., and Phil Wickham’s band led the congregation in a time of worship. J.D. preached from Luke 11:1-13, calling the congregation to pray fervently for the upcoming Harvest Crusade taking place at Angel Stadium in Anaheim next weekend. Following the service, Greear was able greet those in attendance while signing copies of his book, Jesus Continued. Today, J.D. is en route to San Diego, where he’ll be speaking at David Jeremiah’s church, Shadow Mountain Community, over the weekend. On August 13, ... Read More

Hear J.D. Greear on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk

By Julianna Keck

Aug. 3, 2017

What does Samson have in common with me? Pastor J.D. Greear of Summit Life Ministries suggests there may be a lot more similarities than you’re prone to think. While it’s easy to box in Samson’s life as a Sunday School story that holds no lasting significance in our daily lives, J.D. dissects and presents the Judges narrative in a way many of us have never before been exposed to. “Lessons from the Life of Sampson,” a sermon originally delivered at the 2016 Ignite Men’s Conference, so moved the hearts of the attendees at Liberty University that Dr. James Dobson chose to feature J.D.’s message on his radio broadcast, Family Talk, this past July 21, 2017. Pastor J.D. opens the sermon by stating: “Sampson’s journey is ... Read More

Behind the Scenes with J.D. Greear and Derrick DeLain

By Julianna Keck

July 18, 2017

After airing locally in North Carolina for several years, Summit Life with J.D. Greear took a leap of faith and began airing nationwide in April 2017. Since then, God has been faithful to grow the ministry, and the Summit Life team has been keeping busy recording fresh, compelling content. Just this past week, pastor J.D. Greear and Summit Life host, Derrick DeLain, joined Roger Kemp in the studio for a dynamic recording session. The camaraderie between Greear and DeLain makes these sessions enjoyable for everyone involved. Their enthusiasm is infectious … and infuses the program with a vibrancy that listeners are sure to love. This lively spirit, along with J.D.’s engaging and refreshingly authentic preaching, is what sets Summit Life apart and captures an audience ... Read More

Introducing Summit Life with J.D. Greear

By Jessie Jolliff

April 6, 2017

Calling people to a joyous, reckless, generous, and audacious life of faith. Summit Life is a new daily, 25-minute radio program featuring the dynamic and refreshingly authentic Bible teaching of J.D. Greear. Aired locally for several years in North Carolina, the ministry has taken an additional step of faith by joining Moody Radio as a regular feature beginning Monday, April 3, 2017. In each engaging half-hour, J.D. Greear shares challenging biblical truths that inspire listeners to have daily encounters with Jesus Christ. Furthermore, he teaches that the gospel of Jesus is the source of our life, a deep well of transformative grace, and we'll never find the bottom. J.D. has observed ... The gospel is not just the diving board off of which we jump ... Read More