Jonathan Brooks serves as Senior Pastor of Canaan Community Church in the West Englewood neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. As a firm believer in investing in the community you grew up in, Jonathan has a deep desire to impress this virtue on his congregation and community. Canaan provides youth development, holistic health options, college scholarships, art and music training and re-entry programming.
Pastah J, as he is affectionately called, is a sought-after speaker, writer and artist. He has contributed to numerous blogs, articles and books and in Fall 2018, Jonathan is set to release his first book titled “Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods.” Jonathan was a recipient of the John M. Perkins Fellowship from Northern Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity in Christian Community Development. Jonathan and his wife, Micheal, have two beautiful girls, Jasmine and Jade, and reside in West Englewood just a few steps away from the church campus.