Our Staff

James Merritt is the host and CEO of Touching Lives and one of the most dynamic, Gospel-centered preachers on air today. Dr. Merritt strives each week desires to deliver God's truths in a clear and concise manner. His pure passion is to reach lost people all over the world with the life-changing and life-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Larry Wheeler

Larry is the Executive Producer of Touching Lives and is responsible for all of the broadcast content seen each week across the world. Larry's extensive background in broadcasting includes many years of radio, film, and television experience. Larry has served as producer for several large churches and ministries all over the United States.

Jared West

Jared serves Touching Lives as the Director of Marketing and Development. Jared is responsible for communicating to supporters and viewers as well as all communication such as websites, mobile apps, and print marketing. Jared holds a Master's of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has many years of experience in digital marketing.