|Elder Deborah J. Merritt|
Elder Deborah J. Merritt currently serves as the Executive Pastor and House Prophet at Christ Emmanuel in the Leadership Department, and as the head of Christian Education. As the Executive Pastor since 1998, Elder Merritt is responsible for supervision and management of the CECF Pastoral and Administrative Staff, day to day operations and fiscal planning and budgeting. Elder Merritt was instrumental in the sale of Christ Emmanuel's prior Administrative office and school location at the Laidlaw property in Bond Hill and the acquisition of the present location on McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills. She set up the Michael E. and Carol B. Dantley Foundation, Inc. and worked tirelessly on the newest project, being the completion on the CECF Destiny Youth Center on May Street in Walnut Hills. Elder Merritt's service to the local church, combined with her work in the marketplace merge to help propel the people of God toward the vision that God has given to this local body; to be an army of believers equipped to fulfill their purposes for this generation.
Elder Deborah Merritt serves the local area of Cincinnati as a Community Pastor that is passionate about seeing hope realized, healing manifested, and knowledge absorbed through the building of the human spirit. Elder Merritt currently sits on several Boards governing community organizations such as City Gospel Mission, City Link, and City Ministries all of Cincinnati, Ohio.
She has served faithfully the local church for over 25 years in various leadership roles. Prior to assuming positions in full time ministry, she worked in the marketplace for 13 years at the Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company in Management and Service. Deborah, a gifted and sought after teacher, preacher, and administrator, travels extensively throughout the U.S. teaching at local churches, non-profit organizations, Bible and Christian Schools and various seminars, conferences, and workshops. Being and excellent professor of the Word of God and Historian whose words have been heralded as a voice to this generation. She is committed to "compel people to understand" and succeeds in that endeavor.
Elder Merritt has a particular calling and desire to speak to those who are the product of the foster care and adoption systems. Abandoned by her parents at the age of four, Deborah herself was raised by Christian foster parents, who instilled God's heritage in her. Deborah believes that despite the challenges that life's circumstances present, we can live out solid and productive lives that bear witness to the world, that in spite of everything the love of Jesus Christ stands to deliver you from any past hurts you may have experienced.
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