Jonathan has been a Pastor who has a good reputation with other pastors across the state of Illinois and Missouri. He has served in full time ministry for 8 years at two churches in Illinois and Missouri. During the time, he has been a camp pastor at several Christians camps and has been the speaker at multiple Revivals and Evangelistic rallies.
Jonathan graduated Dalat International School Penang, Malaysia in 2009. He completed his undergraduate at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL (BA – Pastoral Ministry, 2012) and completed a masters degree at Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago IL (MA – Organizational Leadership, 2014.) He has a lifetime premarital counseling certificate in SYMBIS and Biblical Counselor license in Association of Biblical Counseling. He was license to the ministry at Uptown Baptist Church Chicago, IL in 2010. Ordained when joined full time as the Minister of the Gospel at Uptown Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. He is currently a Doctoral student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and he has 31 credit hours toward a Doctorate of Education in Ministry (D.Ed.Min – Biblical Counseling).
Jonathan has a strong desire to serve the local church by leading, equipping and shepherding the flock into authentic mature followers of Jesus Christ. He longs for the lost who will spend their lives embracing the supremacy of Jesus Christ, inviting Him to live through them, and join Him in making disciples of all people. (The writings of John Piper have had a big impact on Jonathan)
In spare time, Jonathan enjoys reading a book, blogging, writing a book and meeting people. He likes to play sports, hike and bike.
He has been tremendously blessed by his wonderful wife, Kennedi. They have one beautiful daughter Kaede Selah Hayashi and another one expecting in October. They live in the Greater St. Louis, MO.
This is a video was made after Pacific Garden Mission (Chicago, IL) recorded and dramatize my own personal testimony and broadcast to 2000 different Radio station all across the nation and the globe and translated in 14 different languages. Enjoy