We don't know when or where he gave his heart to the Lord, but at about five or six years of age, he knew what he wanted to be. Driving into their driveway one day he called from the back seat, "Mom, God's been talking to me." "What did he say?" his Mom asked. "He says that when I grow up, I should be a missionary, a pastor, or a fireman." Mom told him, "You just keep listening to God and he'll guide you." Always the obedient child, he continues to listen for God's voice, God’s Call.
Jonathan went to Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Mo., then attended and graduated from CBC and was the Senior Class President. He married Jennifer in 1998 at Central Assembly of God in Springfield, MO. He finished his MA at AGTS in May, 2014. They have two daughters, Whitley Jane & Elise Claire.