Pastor Jon was born in Lynchburg, VA in 1976. He gave his life to Jesus Christ as a 20-year-old college freshman. The Lord called him into full-time ministry soon thereafter. He graduated from Liberty University in 2000. He then went on to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages degree in 2004. His wife Matthea is from Callahan, FL. She came to know the Lord at the age of 19. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Liberty University with a major in History and minor in Government in 2003. Jon and Matthea were also married in June 2003.
Pastor Jon served as Youth Pastor of Living Word Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA from 1999 to 2004. He served as Senior Pastor of Ca-Vel Baptist Church in Roxboro, NC from 2004 to 2009. He then served as Senior Pastor of Cresset Baptist Church in Durham, NC from 2009 to 2015. Pastor Jon was was Senior Pastor of McElwain Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL from 2015 to February, 2019. He has been at Cropwell since February, 2019.
Jon and Matthea have 6 children; Katherine, Carter, Caleb, Christian, and Karis Lynn. Their son, Kai, went to be with the Lord in 2014. Jon and Matthea have a passion to see people come to know Christ and find freedom in Jesus. They are excited about what the Lord is doing at Cropwell and look forward to having an impact in Pell City.