Loving God. Loving People. Loving Place.
Rev. Jonathan E.L. Brooks, M.Div affectionately known as Pastah J serves as Co-Lead Pastor at Lawndale Christian Community Church in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Lawndale is a non-denominational church that seeks to provide a place to worship Jesus Christ and meet both the spiritual and physical needs of the community through involvement in peoples lives. Pastah J is a gifted preacher and teacher who is comfortable preaching in diverse contexts.
Through various ministries and partnerships, Lawndale provides youth development, holistic health care, senior care, college scholarships, recovery ministry, legal services, affordable housing, and support for those returning to their communities after incarceration.
Due to his years of Pastoral experience in both youth and senior pastor roles, Pastah J is often called on to preach to adults, youth and young adults. Although a non-denominational pastor, Jonathan is both licensed and ordained through the baptist denomination and is a graduate of Northern Theological Seminary in Lombard, IL. Pastor Brooks is ordained and licensed and is an accredited chaplain and experienced counselor available for spiritual, biblical, premarital or marital counseling.