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Pastor J.D. Greear Elected Southern Baptist Convention President

By Jessica Suggs

June 22, 2018

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, was elected Southern Baptist Convention president during the 2018 annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. It’s our privilege to represent his thriving radio ministry during such an exciting time. Heard daily on the 25-minute radio broadcast, Summit Life, J.D. Greear is passionate about helping people live a life of unquenchable joy, reckless generosity and audacious faith. In response to his election to the role of Southern Baptist Convention president, J.D. commented … I covet your prayers for me, my family, and our church during this upcoming season. I am – and always will be – first a husband and father and second a local church pastor. Please pray that God ... Read More

Summit Life Celebrates Year One

By Julianna Keck

April 6, 2018

Just over a year ago, Summit Life with J.D. Greear received an invitation from Moody Radio and many of their affiliated stations to join their family of Bible teachers. Previously aired locally in North Carolina on The Truth Network, the ministry took this step of faith, praying God would use the program to help listeners learn more about the liberating power of the gospel! And this week, as we celebrate Summit Life’s 1-year anniversary, we’re grateful for the opportunity to look back and praise God for all He has already done to answer that prayer. Here’s just one of the many powerful listener testimonies we’ve received over the past twelve months: “I was living the dream. I was a natural leader and successful. By my ... Read More

That’s a Wrap on Proclaim 18! Take a Look at Our Favorite Moments...

By Julianna Keck

March 9, 2018

We hope you made it home safely and are settling back into a more normal pace of life after the whirlwind of a week known as Proclaim 18. The 75th annual National Religious Broadcasters convention was one for the books! And we are grateful for the opportunities it afforded us to meet with so many of you and connect you with our ministry partners. Though we can’t quantify the sheer value of the relationships that were built and strengthened, we decided it would be fun to take a look at the some of the hard data… Here’s what went down at Proclaim 18, according to the stats: 9 RKC team members were in attendance 37 RKC ministry representatives were in attendance 144 meetings and events ... Read More

Fresh, New Voices

By Julianna Keck

Feb. 21, 2018

Serving the next generation, RKC proudly represents up-and-coming Bible teaching ministries that bring a fresh sound to Christian radio. We’re always seeking to grow our program platform to reach more men and women with the Gospel! All Things New with Shawn Thornton 25-minute Daily Program First aired on January 6, 2014, All Things New is a daily, 25-minute radio program that features the Bible teaching ministry of Pastor Shawn Thornton, senior pastor of Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California. Shawn loves teaching God’s Word with creativity, boldness, and relevance. Whether preaching an expository series through a book of the Bible or choosing topical subjects based on his personal studies in the Scriptures, Shawn agrees that God’s Word has life-transforming power. To learn more, hear ... Read More

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