About Us

Jonathan is Lead Pastor at Temple Baptist Church in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada and an Adjunct Professor at Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario. He and his wife Lori are both pastors’ kids; Jonathan being a third generation pastor. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Pastoral Studies from Moody Bible Institute, a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Bethel Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) from Liberty University. Jonathan and Lori have four children: Jessie, Josiah, Noah and Luke. Jonathan considers himself a missionary with Christ and His Church. Jon loves the outdoors, but His overriding passion is to be a multiplier of multipliers for the glory of God!

Lori grew up in a small Kansas town as a pastor’s daughter but went to the big city of Chicago to study at Moody Bible Institute. There she met a cute Canadian boy who eventually led her to the cold snowy land of his birth. Her primary ministry though is to bring the love of Jesus to her family and her neighborhood. In between mothering and attending classes at Heritage Seminary, she blogs about life and what God is teaching her. Follow her on Twitter. Lori’s passion, besides Jonathan, is the Gospel!


4 Comments on “About Us”

  1. Scott Martin says:

    Hi Jon,
    Welcome to the blogging world and I’m looking forward to following your posts and learning to be more commissional every day.

  2. Dave Peppiatt says:

    Co Missional sounds really familiar, how do you talk of being missional when mired in the attractional. Better yet how do you stay in the attractional when it’s so obviously corporate and not seeming to be interested in the missional of co-missional as you put it.

    • commissional says:

      Hi Dave,

      I think you have identified the tension well. What I believe is that we need to continue to have people like yourself call and lead us to be missional. The default mode is attractional which is why there are very few purely missional organizations. Many use attractional strategies like having programs where people “come” to receive help. For example, The Refuge (www.refugeoutreach.com) uses attractional strategies such as parenting classes or even food to attract people to the drop-in centre and there is nothing wrong with that at all! This is why I advocate for a “both-and” strategy of missional and attractional. Hope you are feeling better!
      Love in Christ,


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