The Author

Tony Merida is pastor for preaching and vision of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He’s also the content director for Acts 29, producing blogs, podcasts, and other resources on church planting. Tony has an extensive itinerant ministry and has written several books, including The Christ-Centered Expositor, Ordinary, Orphanology, and eight volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition commentary series, of which he also serves as a general editor, along with Danny Akin and David Platt. He is happily married to Kimberly, and they have five adopted children. You can follow him on Twitter.

Tony Merida on a Lifetime of Faithful Ministry

Tony Merida offers counsel to young ministers on how they should prepare to faithfully endure in ministry by developing a theology of suffering.

‘Conviction’ Isn’t Enough to Plant a Church

The secret to pastoring isn’t mastering certain techniques, but being

Tony Merida on the Vital Importance of Women in the Church’s Mission

Tony Merida encourages women to flourish by using their

The Danger of Spiritually Unhealthy Pastors

A pastor without spiritual vitality is a disaster waiting

Tony Merida on the Connection between the Great Commission and Church Planting

Tony Merida makes the case that believers who are