J. D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Under Pastor J. D.'s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of three hundred to one of over ten thousand, making it one of Outreach magazine's "top 25 fastest-growing churches in America" for many years running.Pastor J. D. has led the Summit in a bold vision to plant one thousand new churches by the year 2050. In the last fifteen years, the church has sent out more than one thousand people to live on church-planting teamsin North Carolina, across the United States, and around the world.Pastor J. D. completed his PhD in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and served in Southeast Asia with the International Mission Board. He is currently serving as the sixty-second president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He and his wife, Veronica, live in Raleigh, where they are raising their four children.