David Jeremiah Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Illness, Net Worth, Books

David Jeremiah Biography

David Jeremiah is an American evangelical Christian author and creator of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries. He also serves as a senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, a Southern Baptist megachurch in El Cajon, California, a suburb of San Diego.

How old is David Jeremiah? – Age

Jeremiah is 82 years old as of 2023. He was born on February 13, 1941, in Toledo, Ohio, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is David Jeremiah? – Height

He stands at a physical height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

David Jeremiah Mother, Father – Family

David was born to his religious parents James and Ruby Jeremiah. He grew up together with his four siblings in Toledo, Ohio, United States. In addition, his father James was a pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church and a president of Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio.

David Jeremiah’s Education

Jeremiah joined Cedarville College in 1963 where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. He later attended Dallas Theological Seminary and acquired a Master’s degree in Theology. Similarly, he completed graduate work at Grace Seminary and was presented with a honorary Doctor Divinity degree in 1981.

Is David Jeremiah Married? – Wife

David has been married to his beautiful wife, Donna Thompson, since 1963. Together they have been blessed with four grown children and twelve grandchildren. His eldest son, David Michael followed his footsteps, he is the president as well as the anchor voice of the programme.

Furthermore, his other son Daniel is a former NFL scout and currently works with the NFL Network as an analyst.

Evangelist David Jeremiah Photo
Evangelist David Jeremiah Photo

David Jeremiah’s Career

Jeremiah is a renowned religious leader and founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries. He established Blackhawk Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1969, and Blackhawk Christian School in 1973. Likewise, he debuted The Bible Hour that year, gaining expertise with using televised mass-media to proclaim the Gospel.

Additionally, he took over as senior pastor of Scott Memorial Baptist Church (now Shadow Mountain Community Church) from Tim LaHaye. His leadership has led to the church becoming associated with the Southern Baptist Convention and expanding to nine satellite locations. The church’s main site now houses the Christian Unified Schools of San Diego, a K-12 Christian school district.

Moreover, in 1982, he created Turning Point for God, a multi-media broadcast ministry with the goal of preaching God’s unchanging Word. It rose to national prominence through television, and it is now an international leader in the field of broadcast ministry. Notably, in 2020, he received the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame Award as well as the NRB President’s Award.


David was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1994 and again in 1998. In 1999, a nodule in his neck was surgically removed, and he had stem cell transplant therapy. During this time, he wrote a memoir of his experiences entitled When Your World Falls Apart.

David Jeremiah’s Net Worth

Citing his career as a pastor as well as an author, Jeremiah has an estimated net worth of $50 Million.


  • The Jeremiah Study Bible
  • Shelter in God: Your Refuge in Times of Trouble
  • Answers to Your Questions about Heaven
  • The Book of Signs: 31 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse
  • Agents of the Apocalypse: A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times
  • Escape the coming night
  • A Life Beyond Amazing: 9 Decisions That Will Transform Your Life Today
  • Agents of Babylon: What the prophecies of Daniel Tell Us about the End of Days
  • Is This the End? Signs of God’s providence in a Disturbing New World


  • 2-Retailers Choice Awards
  • 1-Illumination Book Award


You can find and follow David on Twitter using the account name: @davidjeremiah

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