About Me

I am a husband, a father, a teacher, a seminary graduate, and a Christ-follower. I am also the Associate Pastor for Children and Youth at Charles Town Baptist Church.

Why the Wanna-Be Pastor?
When I began writing this blog, I was in the process of finishing seminary and looking for a ministry to serve in.  I was a wanna-be pastor.  Now that I have found a ministry to serve in, I am still a wanna-be pastor.  I am striving to be the best pastor and minister that I can.  Our world is broken as a result of sin and I am striving, with God's strength, to help soothe some of the pain.

Salvation Experience
I was saved at the age of five after hearing a message in chapel at school. While I did not mature rapidly during my early years, God was working on my life as I came into high school. In high school and college, I came to fully understand what was meant by salvation and began to experience growth in my Christian life.

Call to Ministry
I was called to ministry in high school through the teaching of my youth pastor, Art Gadomski. I attended Pensacola Christian College to be a pastoral ministries major, but changed my major after one semester to elementary education. I still felt God’s call to ministry, so I pursued other avenues. God allowed me to work with youth ministry, college ministry, and small groups ministry before showing me that his desire for me is to be a pastor.

Fast Facts About Jonathan

College Attended: Pensacola Christian College (undergrad); Liberty University (grad school and seminary)

Favorite Book of the Bible: 1 John

Favorite Sport: Baseball

Favorite Sports Team: Washington Nationals

Favorite Fast Food: Chick Fil A

Favorite Food: Chicken and Broccoli

Favorite Band: dc Talk; MxPx; Dave Matthews Band

Favorite Preachers: Jonathan Falwell; Matt Chandler; Ed Stetzer