THIS IS JON

Jon is the High School Pastor. You know, the youth guy! The one packing high school students into his car or throwing a football back and forth into the basketball hoop or breaking down God's Word for teenagers so they can understand it and let God transform their lives. Jon's the guy you call for all things youth! 

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 in his Father's world, especially in and through young people.  


Jon would later go on to complete his BA in Biblical & Theological Studies at Biola University (07'). 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 ('14). All the while working with college students in Biola's Spiritual Development Department of Chapel Programming. 


He joined the Cypress 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! Because only by inviting God in, will it lead to love and ultimately transformation! 


Jon currently lives in a dorm on Biola's campus with his amazing wife Debbie who serves a Resident Director there, along with their whimsical daughter Shelbi!