J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church and author of several published books that are impacting thousands. Under J.D.’s leadership the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of nearly 10,000 making it one of Outreach magazine’s “Top 25 fastest-growing churches in America”. J.D. is pursuing a bold vision to plant 1000 new churches by the year 2050. The church currently has more than 200 members living on church planting teams overseas. J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is also a faculty member.