THIS IS JON

Jon is the High School Pastor. You can find him packing high school students into his car for a trip to Hume Lake, busting out dance moves at the youth annual talent show, or breaking down God's Word for teenagers so they can better understand it. Jon loves watching our young people grow and thrive in God's love.

Jon can annihilate any pizza and loves a fresh comic! BANGERANG! 

God called Jon into His ministry in the 7th grade and it has been an adventure ever since! Moving from South Carolina to San Diego after his freshmen year of high school, God directed, developed, and discipled Jon through God-fearing mentors, Bible-teaching churches, and mind-blowing opportunities. He has seen God at work, especially in and through young people.  


Jon would later go on to complete his BA in Biblical & Theological Studies at Biola University in 2007. He continued to follow God's call into vocational ministry and completed his Master of Divinity, in the area of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care at Talbot School of Theology in 2014. He also worked closely with students as a staff member in Biola's Spiritual Development Department. 


He joined the Neighborhood Church pastoral team in April of 2016. Jon's passion is to help students connect with God no matter what - in the good, the bad, the epic, and the ugly. He teaches students that inviting God in will lead to love and transformation. 


Jon is always up for a new adventure with his amazing wife Debbie and their whimsical daughter Shelbi!