Jon’s Resume

This page contains a comprehensive, mostly linear listing of my education and experience.  If you would like a traditional paper or PDF copy of my resume, please feel free to contact me.

Education and Training

Master of Divinity, 2008
George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas
[A.J. Conyers “Outstanding Male Student” Award, Fall Graduating Class, 2008]
[Theta Alpha Kappa, National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology, 2008]
[Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Leadership Scholar, 2005-2008]

Master of Arts in Communications, 1996
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Minor in Computer Science), 1991
University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Ministerial Ordination, 2012
Stonegate Community Church, Hewitt, Texas

Licensed to the Ministry, 1991
First Baptist Church, San Marcos, Texas

Ministry Experience

Associate Pastor, 2010-Present
Stonegate Community Church, Hewitt, Texas

National Instructor, 2004-Present
Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, Atlanta, Georgia

Spiritual Formation Mentor, 2011-Present, 2007-2008
Office of Spiritual Formation, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas

Pastoral Intern, 2008
Bear Valley Community Church, Colleyville, Texas

Graduate Assistant (for Betty Talbert, Office of Spiritual Formation), 2007
George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco, Texas

Minister of Young Adults and Creative Arts, 1999-2005
Woodlawn Baptist Church, Austin, Texas

Pastoral Leadership and Church Plant Team, 2001-2005
The Branch Church, Austin, Texas

Cultural Strategist, 2002
Emerging Church Network, Austin, Texas

Drama Director, Webmaster, Student Minister, 1997-1998
CrossTalk Student Ministries (at Texas State University), San Marcos, Texas

Graduate Assistant (for Dennis Parrish, Communications Department), 1995-1997
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

Road Director, 1995-1997; Performer, 1994-1997
The Company Drama Ministry, Fort Worth, Texas

Student Summer Missionary to Los Angeles, California, 1990
North American Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention

Other Experience

Title I Assistant (Science Lab Coordinator), 2009-2010
Castleman Creek Elementary School, Hewitt, Texas

Freelance Web Design, 2003-2006
Kyle, Texas

Background Actor, The Alamo, 2003
Touchstone Pictures / Texia Productions, Austin, Texas

Customer Service Representative, 2001-2002
Internal Revenue Service Center, Austin, Texas

Bible Software Editor, Programmer, Webmaster, 1998-2000
WORDsearch Corp, Austin, Texas

Library Cataloger (Bowld Music Library), 1993-1995
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

Workleader, Data Transcriber, 1992-1993
Internal Revenue Service Center, Austin, Texas

Accomplishments

  • Preached regularly during pastor’s furlough and on other occasions at Stonegate Community Church in Hewitt
  • Planned and led regular Wednesday night adult Bible study at Stonegate Community Church
  • Frequently preached as pulpit supply for various churches in central Texas
  • Completed pastoral internship at Bear Valley Community Church in Colleyville, which included worship planning, preaching, and other pastoral experiences
  • Mentored seminary students in spiritual formation covenant groups
  • Served on Children’s Ministry Council and Children’s Minister Search Committee at Calvary Baptist Church in Waco
  • Completed Clinical Pastoral Orientation (hospital chaplaincy) at Providence Hospital in Waco
  • Taught Walk Thru the Old Testament and Walk Thru the New Testament seminars as a regional and national instructor with Walk Thru the Bible Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Guided growth and new direction of young adult ministry at Woodlawn Baptist Church, which included implementing regular home fellowships and small groups, creating a renewed sense of community and revitalizing Sunday School
  • Developed a weekly small-group Bible study and worship time for college students and launched a summer college DiscipleNow weekend at Woodlawn Baptist Church
  • Assisted in planning and strategizing as a member of The Branch church planting team
  • Led collegiate church planting conferences, featuring creative worship elements
  • Coordinated worship services and drama for CrossTalk Student Ministries
  • Led Bible studies, teaching, preaching and worship times–for youth, college students, and adults–at retreats, DiscipleNow weekends, conferences, worship services, and other events
  • Participated in planning for Baptist state and national events, including Texas Super Summer Schools (youth), MPACT Student Missions Conference (college), Semester Church Conference (college/adults) and Jericho Missions Week (adults)
  • Guest lectured on both drama and internet ministry in communications classes at Southwestern Seminary
  • Led seminars on drama and on internet ministry at Southwestern Seminary’s Youth Ministry Lab, a conference for youth ministers and leaders

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