Pastor Jonathan holds a Bachelors Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee in Ministry Leadership with an emphasis on Pastoral Ministry. 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 twin daughters, Jordan and Joshlyn, who attend Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA. Pastor 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 began his journey as the Senior Pastor at West Sunny Side. He, along with our entire church staff, extend a hearty welcome to you and your family to join us. We are a place where families can grow in faith together!