Pastor Jonathan joined the work at Refuge Church in July of 2018 and continues as lead pastor of Christ Fellowship Leesville. He has been in ministry for over 20 years, serving in various roles including lead pastor. He graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003, receiving an MDiv w/ Biblical Languages.

Jonathan has been married for over 20 years to Lori and has 5 children, Hannah, Madeline, Emerson, Caleb, and Rowan. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, running, and playing disc golf and basketball as much as possible!

Jonathan’s passion is to lead the church to make disciples, both through evangelism and intentional discipleship. His prayer is that the church is used by God to keep our eyes fixed on Christ for the glory of His name.

Pastor Jonathan’s favorite passage is Jude 24-25:
24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.”