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Jerrod Gunter has a heart for developing and equipping youth in every phase of life. With more than 10 years of youth ministry experience, Jerrod has challenged students to make Jesus the priority in their lives. He has started a movement, labeling teens “Riotstarters”, that has shown them how to create a culture of prayer and evangelism in their schools and communities. Because of this bold vision, hundreds of students have made a decision to follow Jesus.


He has shared his passion for youth ministry with organizations such as Google, Impact360, Stuff You Can Use,Center for Youth Ministry Training (Nashville) and Dare 2 Share Ministries. His new book, Riotstarter, discusses how to create a counter-cultural movement of prayer to transform cities for Jesus Christ.


The Lakeland, Florida native earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2001 from Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee. He earned a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008 from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


He is happily married to Lakeicha, and they are the proud parents of Dezmon, Ariana, Miah and Jalen.

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Planning your next youth conference, college ministry event, or evangelism training session? Jerrod is available for speaking engagements worldwide and ready to make an impact in your congregation or community.




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