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JONATHAN "PASTAH J" BROOKS
Jonathan Brooks is a lifelong resident of Chicago, IL
and currently serves as Co-Lead Pastor at Lawndale Christian Community Church in the North Lawndale Neighborhood. He previously served as Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church in the West Englewood neighborhood for fifteen years. As an educator on many different levels and a firm believer in investing in your local community, Jonathan has a deep desire to impress this virtue on the students and young people in his congregation, classroom and community. His ministry focuses on youth development, holistic health, college scholarships, art and music training as well as restorative justice practices and care for the incarcerated and their families.
Pastah J, as he is affectionately called, is a sought after speaker, writer, artist and community activist. He has contributed to numerous blogs, articles and books and recently released the book Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods.
Jonathan is married to Miche'al Newman-Brooks and has two beautiful children. They reside in North Lawndale steps away from the church campus.
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