Our guest speaker, Tony Merida, is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also serves as the Associate Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Kimberly, with whom he has five adopted children. Tony is the author of Faithful Preaching and co-author of Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care. Along with David Platt and Danny Akin, Tony serves as the general editor and as contributor for the upcoming commentary series with B&H entitled Christ-Centered Exposition. He travels and speaks all over the world in a variety of venues, including pastors’ conferences, church planting conferences, theological institutions, orphan care events and youth and collegiate events, and he has become a leading voice in the growing movement for adoption and orphan care.