Brother Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee in Ministry Leadership with an emphasis on Pastoral Ministry; and a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from The University of Alabama. He is also a military veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served for four years repairing amphibious assault vehicles. He was honorably discharged in January of 1992. He and his wife Kristie began dating in the fall of 1994 and were married on August 26th, 1995. They have adult twin daughters, Jordan and Joshlyn who are both married to great young men, “Buck” (Jordan) and Hunter (Joshlyn). Jordan is a music teacher at Hall County (GA) Schools and also teaches piano and voice from her home studio. Joshlyn is also a teacher who teaches second grade with the Griffin-Spalding School system in GA.
Brother Jonathan preached his first sermon in September of 1996 at the Green Valley CHC in Gadsden, Alabama. Two years later, he entered the nine-month Ministerial Internship Program of the CHC in the Fall of 1998, completing the course and graduating in the summer of 1999. Upon completing the MIP, Pastor Jonathan was called upon to serve as the Youth Pastor at Tredegar Chapel CHC in Jacksonville, Alabama where he served for two and a half years. He was then called upon to Pastor the Pine Grove CHC in Jacksonville where he pastored for three and a half years before moving over 160 miles to Habersham County Georgia to pastor the Bethel Temple CHC where he served for over ten years. In October of 2015, Pastor Jonathan was elected as the Senior Pastor of the West Sunny Side Community Church in Griffin, GA. After serving the West Sunny Side family for nearly 6 years, Bro. Jonathan was elected as the World Missions Executive Director of the Congregational Holiness Church where he is currently serving.
Upon entering the office, Brother Jonathan cast a vision to reach 1 million people for Christ by continuing to support our current works and by also doing all that is possible to “Get More Flags” by establishing work in countries the CHC is not currently in. His vision for 2022 is to start at least 6 new churches across the world.