About

Photography by  Matthew Kern

Photography by Matthew Kern

Jonathan is the Lead Pastor of Forefront Church in Brooklyn, New York. He serves on the board of W/ Collective, an organization dedicated to starting progressive Christian Churches. He also serves on the board of Left Hand Church in Longmont, Colorado. He holds an M.Ed from Eastern University in Urban and Multicultural Education.

Jonathan is a popular writer who covers religion and spirituality, current trends, and LGBTQIA inclusion and justice. Jonathan has written for the Huffington Post, Faithfully Magazine, The Christian Standard, and more. Jonathan has been featured in The New York Times, The Christian Post, and Rebel Storytellers.

Jonathan speaks at national events including, TEDWomen18, Wild Goose Festival, Eastern Christian Conference, Exponential National Conference, W/ National Conference, and more.

In 2016, Jonathan was named one of the β€œTop 40 Leaders Under 40” by Christian Standard Magazine.

Jonathan currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Jubi and two daughters. He enjoys a good beer, a better story, and (despite years of disappointment) still roots for his beloved New York Mets.

For speaking engagements please contact info@jonathanswilliams.com.