Jonathan grew up in Paducah, Kentucky and Groves, Texas. He placed his faith in Christ in a school chapel service when he was 12 and surrendered to preach at the age of 16. After high school, he attended West Coast Baptist College where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Church Ministries.
In 2010, he accepted a position at a church in Northern Virginia. He served as the Worship Pastor and led the Young Adults, Youth, and Media Ministries for 3 years while also working as a contractor for the Army and DOD at the Pentagon. Jonathan then was able to serve with his wife Bethanne at Community Bible Baptist Church in St. Petersburg as the Bus, Music and Young Adult Pastor for 2 1/2 years until the Lord placed on their heart the burden to begin New Life in January of 2016.
Bethanne was raised in a Christian home in North Carolina and Virginia. She attended college at West Coast Baptist and graduated with her Associates Degree in Secretarial Studies from Florida Baptist College. Bethanne made a profession of faith as a child but received assurance of her salvation later in life.
Jonathan and Bethanne were married in May of 2015. They have 2 children, Sadie and Sawyer and have also had the opportunity to parent through foster care.