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March 10 Press release

About Jonathan Merritt

Jonathan Merritt (B.S., Liberty University; M.Div, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Founder and Spokesperson for the SBECI. As a young faith and culture writer, his work has appeared in national outlets like USA Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Newsweek's "On Faith" and Relevant magazine. As a respected voice for a rising generation, he has been featured by media outlets such as TIME Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, PBS, and ABC World News. He is the son of Dr. James Merritt, former SBC President (2000-2002), and Teresa Merritt. His first book, Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet (FaithWords) releases nationwide in 2010. He resides outside of Atlanta, GA and blogs at