Version 2Jonathan is the Lead Pastor of Shades Valley Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama where he lives with his wife Holly and their five children: Charis, Levi, Talitha, Asher, and Solomon. Helping people know joy in the glory of God and equipping them to make God’s glory known for the joy of the world has been his primary passion throughout nineteen years of ministry. You are likely to find Jonathan reading theology or Tolkien, playing with his kiddos, or cheering on the Atlanta Braves.