About the Author
Pastor, professor, and father of five, Tony Merida has quickly become a leading voice in the growing movement for adoption and orphan care. Merida’s itinerant ministry includes preaching at various youth, college, and church events, such as Centrifuge, Student Life, Lifeway’s National Collegiate Week, Defend the Faith Apologetics Conference at NOBTS, chapels at various institutions, and others. He also teaches overseas at various seminaries such as Kiev Theological Seminary, Ukraine. Tony and his wife, Kimberly, have five children—Angela, Jana, Victoria, James, and Joshua. Tony serves as professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and lead pastor at Imago Dei Church, a church plant starting in September 2011.