Pastor Jonathan was born and raised in the UK, and came to the US in 1993 with his wife Sarah (who passed away in 1999 from cancer) and his sons Robert and John, at the invitation of Jews for Jesus. He served on their staff for nine years before accepting a call to pastor Grace Bible Fellowship in Pacifica in September 2002.
In 2006 Jonathan graduated from Golden Gate seminary (now Gateway Seminary) with a Masters in Divinity and was invited to add the interim pastorate of Vista del Mar Baptist church to his responsibilities. At the request of the two church families he oversaw the process which brought the two churches together to become New Life Christian Fellowship.
In addition to his pastoral responsibilities he is an active participant in The Pacifica Prevention Partnership, a community group committed to changing patterns of substance abuse amongst teenagers. He hosted “Awakenings”, a show on Pacifica Community Television and is the “reader in residence” at one of our local schools.
In 2006, Jonathan married Maggie, a teacher from San Diego, now working in Foster City. Much to her surprise, she is a born pastor’s wife! Their family now includes Maggie’s daughters, Katie and her partner Courtney, and their son Atticus along with Maggie’s younger daughter Emily and her husband Jonathan, and their daughter Gracie.
- Seeing people changed by a real relationship with Jesus.
- Being the best husband, father and grandfather I can be.