More about Pastor Jonathan
Saved at the age of 5 in a children’s church at West Florida Baptist Church in Sarasota. Grew up in a home filled with love. Attended private Christian Schools for K through graduation and always seemed to push the limits of the “norm”. At age 12 took two years of piano lessons and knew that music would be a part of his life from then on.
Jonathan has always been a part of a ministry. Church Pianist, Church Organist, Assistant Music Director, Music Director, Worship Leader, can sum up many of the parts that he has had through the years at various churches. Has directed and written holiday productions and released two music albums. Fast forward from the first keys being played for an offertory special at the age of 12 to now.
Through the path that God has taken him and his family over the last several years Pastor Jonathan is now our Lead Pastor here at NBFM. Receiving no salary or other compensation, Pastor Jonathan donates his time, talents, and energy to the ministry and the spreading of the gospel. He owns Architectural Signage and Printing, a family business started in Lutz in 1986, and moved it to Land O Lakes in 2015.
Pastor Jonathan also serves in several other ministries in the area. Hunter’s In Christ Kingdom (HICK) is one that enables his love of the outdoors to reach others outside of the walls of a “church” building.
Jonathan & Judi have 4 wonderful children. Judi is a board member of the Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce and handles the promotional department of the sign shop. You will find her and the kiddos in the church kitchen on most Sunday mornings making sure the pancakes and eggs or whatever is decided on is ready. It’s a family effort to get the coffee hot, and breakfast ready. When it comes to the worship service… Kierstin, sings with her dad in leading worship. Shauna, loves to dance and you may see her worshiping through dance. Aaron, the youngest, is dad’s tech guy and has recently started playing the drums with dad during worship. He loves helping out with getting everything setup for services and then getting it all turned off when it’s all over.