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.

How the Biblical Story Speaks to Racial Diversity

The goal of diversity is not a colorful Instagram picture. It’s something far more.

Toil and Triumph in the Local Church

In this podcast, Tony Merida and Adam Ramsey discuss...

If Paul Needed Friends, So Do We

Church planting isn’t lone ranger ministry.

Sam Allberry on Singleness and Pastoral Leadership

Tony Merida talks with Sam Allberry on preaching, singleness,...

Why Hospitality Is Vital to Church Planting

Gospel-centered leaders should model hospitality, not neglect it.