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J. Marcus Merritt

J. MARCUS MERRITT

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry; Minor in Ministry Coordinator

Marcus.Merritt@LutherRice.edu

B.A., M.Div., Luther Rice College and Seminary; D.Min., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Marcus Merritt was raised in a Southern Baptist Church and accepted Christ at the age of ten. At the age of twenty-one, he accepted another call from the Lord; to serve Christ in vocational ministry. 


Today, Marcus serves as the Director of Church-Minister Relations for the 3600 churches that make up the Georgia Baptist Convention.  


Previously, he served as a missionary with both the Alabama Baptist Convention (ALSBOM) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB). 


Marcus has also served as senior pastor of churches in Georgia and Alabama, and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 


Marcus and his wife, Michelle, have three children and six grandchildren.