Dr. David Jeremiah was born
on February 13, 1941, in
Toledo, Ohio. He was raised in a deeply religious and
ministry-focused family. When David was 11, his family moved to Dayton, Ohio so that his father, Dr. James T. Jeremiah, could
assume the role of Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church; two years later, he became
the President of Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio.
Due, in part, to his family’s strong
influence and deep commitment, David felt the call of God on his life at a very
early age. In 1963, Jeremiah received a
Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cedarville College and married his sweetheart, Donna Thompson. He earned a Masters Degree
in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, in 1967, and then returned to Cedarville College to earn a Doctor of Divinity degree, which he received in 1981. He and
his wife, Donna, now have four children and four grandchildren.
Dr. David Jeremiah is the Pastor of Shadow
Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California. It is one of the largest churches in San Diego County and is also the home of Christian Heritage College and Christian Unified Schools. Jeremiah served
as the President of Christian Heritage College from 1988 to 1998, and then
In 1982, Dr. Jeremiah founded Turning Point Radio
and Television Ministries, which is a ministry that provides sound Bible
teaching through radio and television broadcasts around the country. He teaches
on practical issues like family, stress, the New Age, and Biblical prophecy. The Turning Point 30 minute broadcasts
are now heard on over 1800 stations around the world. In 1999, the National
Religious Broadcasters (NRB) honored Jeremiah with the Broadcaster of the Year Award. Then, in August 2002, he received the Award
of Merit from the Western Chapter of National Religious Broadcasters for
Excellence in Broadcasting and Faithfulness in Service.
A highly sought-after conference speaker, Dr.
Jeremiah is a regular guest speaker at Moody Pastors Conference, Moody Alumni
Week and Founder's Week at Moody Bible Institute. He also does seminars and
lectures at Cedarville College, Dallas Theological Seminary, Billy Graham Training Center, Phil Waldrep's Senior Adult Celebrations and NFL,
NBA and Baseball chapels and speaks at events such as Pro-life fundraisers.
Dr. Jeremiah has authored many books. His cache includes: The
Truth about Angels, 1996; What the
Bible Says about Angels, 1997; Escape the Coming Night, 1990;
Jesus' Final Warning, 1999; God in You: Releasing the Power of
the Holy Spirit in your Life, 2000; and, most recently, My
Heart’s Desire: Living Every Moment in the Wonder of Worship, 2002.
Two of his books that pertain to the scope of this
website are Escape the Coming Night
and Jesus’ Final Warning. Escape
the Coming Night is “Shocking and eye-opening but always uplifting. It is one of this century’s clearest and most
logical commentaries on the Book of Revelation and a vital message for our age
(an excerpt from the cover of Escape the
Coming Night, 1990). Believing that
Revelation is both one of the most misunderstood and heavily avoided but also
vitally important books of the Bible, Jeremiah wrote this compelling work to
help believers understand and realize the truth’s found in this last book of
the Coming Night is divided into
Key To The Future helps to decipher the seemingly secret codes
of Revelation and paints a portrait of the future.
World Today: Ruined By Man explains why the world
is facing the coming judgment and how believers fit in by examining the “last
World Tomorrow: Ruled by Satan outlines, in
detail, the future of the world including and following the rapture of the
World Forever Reclaimed by God portrays the
overthrow of Satan, the Millennium, and the New Heaven and Earth while also
giving instructions as to the responsibilities of believers today.
This is a
well-written and exciting book—however, there is really nothing that comes as a
surprise. If you are well-versed on
prophecy studies and have a decent understanding of Revelation, you will enjoy
this book, but may not feel as though you learned a lot of new
information. If, however, you are new to
the scene of prophecy studies, this book will help you immensely!
Jesus’ Final Warning takes a
different approach. It is drawn
primarily from the Olivet Discourse, in the book of Matthew, and focuses mainly
on the words of Jesus. The first part of
this book discusses the warnings Jesus gave to not allow ourselves to become
deceived, troubled, confused, or beguiled.
The second part describes the instructions that Jesus gave believers to
continue to do business, evangelize, encourage each other, run the race in
pursuit of the reward, and live in hope—all until the day that Jesus
returns. Intermixed with those
instructions, are messages of hope and comfort to the believer. “And though the heavens shake, though the
heaven and earth pass away, not one of His words will ever pass away” (an
excerpt from the cover of Jesus’ Final Warning, 1999).
Jesus’ Final Warning is a fresh and unique approach to the
study of prophecy. Looking at the future
specifically through the words of Jesus brings comfort in the midst of
chaos. In these days of confusion, the
spoken words of Jesus Christ, while succinct and sometimes difficult to hear,
are comforting to the believer and convicting to the unsaved.
Dr. Jeremiah has done a good job of covering many doctrinal issues
with his books and has also found a great way to reach many people every day with
the Word of God.
By: Nicole Balnius