Address: PO Box 2000, Atlanta, Georgia 30301
The Vision of Touching Lives is to teach all people everywhere who Jesus is and why they need Him.
Touching Lives is the international broadcast ministry of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor of Cross Pointe Church, The Church at Gwinnett Center, in Duluth, Georgia. Placed in his heart by God almost twenty years ago, Dr. Merritt’s passion for souls continues to utilize a vast array of technologies available to reach all 50 states and over 200 countries around the world, touching millions of lives with the hope and encouragement of Jesus Christ. Thousands have come to Christ as a result and the number continues to grow daily.
The name of the ministry is also its mission, touching the lives and hearts of literally millions each week with the Gospel of Christ. Through our ministry, lives have been dramatically changed, hearts mended, marriages restored, and families put back together, all through the Holy Spirit’s power in Dr. Merritt’s down-to-earth messages.
It is, indeed, a ministry for the 21st Century.
Touching Lives seeks out those who have never heard the name Jesus Christ and makes Him known. It ministers to the countless who are hurting and need a touch of God’s love. It empowers Christians in their daily walk with God to be bold in their faith. It encourages those who are weak to be strong in their stand for God and in their convictions through the word of God.
Dr. Merritt’s purpose remains to bring the lost to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. His messages resonate with the call for personal evangelism and words that bring comfort to hearts that are hurting and are in need. Dr. Merritt’s messages deliver the life-changing Gospel in a way that those who hear its words can readily apply them to the problems and concerns we all face in our daily lives. They’re always personal, relevant and timely.
Touching Lives was established to unashamedly proclaim the Gospel of Christ through God’s love, power and plan for everlasting life, and to that end, we continue to be fully committed.
About James Merritt
Dr. James Merritt is the founder and Senior Pastor of Cross Pointe, The Church at Gwinnett Center, in Duluth, Georgia. He is a former President of the Southern Baptist Convention and is the speaker for the international broadcast ministry, Touching Lives, which broadcasts in all 50 states and over 140 countries and territories around the world each week. He is a noted author and much sought-after speaker. He and his wife, Teresa, have been married for almost 40 years and have three sons; James, Jr., Jonathan and Joshua, one daughter-in-love, Natalie, and two very spoiled grandchildren, Harper and Presley Rae. The Merritt’s reside in Dacula, Georgia, just outside Atlanta.