Jonathan has been married to Jenny for twenty-six years and they have three children, Mackenzie 17, Caleb 15, Andrew 12. Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities, including fishing, kayaking and camping. 


Jonathan, with his wife Jenny, planted Watermark Church in Swansboro, NC in 2012. A Native of North Carolina, Jonathan grew up in the Sandhills region, in the Southeastern part of the state. After attending Liberty University, God grabbed his heart and steered him in the direction of full time ministry. Through over twenty-five years of ministry, he has served in student, college, and singles ministries and as a campus pastor of a large church. For fourteen years, Jonathan served as founder and president of Outdoor Adventure Ministries, a biblically based extreme outfitter service to churches and christian organizations.
Jonathan holds an Associates of Arts and Science in Business Administration from Sandhills College, a Bachelor of Arts in Sport’s Management from Pfeiffer University, and is currently working on a double master’s degree in Theological & Biblical Studies from Liberty University.