After becoming a Christian at age 18, Jon felt called to pastoral ministry—a passion that has only increased through the years. Jon met and married his wife Anna in New York City in 1999. They have four children: Rayne, Jett, Piper, and Saylor. They also have the privilege of caring for Jon’s aging mother. Jon graduated from New York University with a bachelor of arts, from Reformed Theological Seminary with a masters in biblical studies, and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a PhD in New Testament studies. Jon enjoys thinking about the Word of God, looking into his wife’s blue eyes, seeing people grow in worship of Jesus Christ, and eating chicken wings with his children (the ones who like chicken wings).