For the article on the retired U.S. Navy admiral and former Acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, see David E. Jeremiah.
Dr. David P. Jeremiah (born February 13, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio) is a conservative evangelical Christian author, evangelist, and currently the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, an evangelical megachurch in El Cajon, California, a suburb of San Diego.
Jeremiah holds a Bachelor's degree from Cedarville University (1963), a Master's degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary (1967) He was also granted a Doctor of Divinity degree from Cedarville in 1981.
Jeremiah succeeded former senior pastor, Tim LaHaye, at Shadow Mountain in 1981. Jeremiah's leadership of the church has led to an affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention.
Jeremiah broadcasts a daily evangelical radio program on stations worldwide through his Turning Point Ministries, which he founded in 1982. The broadcast can also be heard online. He is the author of numerous books on Christian theology topics such as the rapture.
In 1994 and again in 1998, Jeremiah was diagnosed with lymphoma. In 1999, a nodule was surgically removed from his neck and he underwent stem cell transplant therapy.
In 2003, he narrated the Christian slide-show Light of the World.
On May 12, 2010 his organization resigned from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability after an investigation of their financial records.