Jon lives in Okinawa, Japan with his wife, Linnea, and his daughter Emma. Jon served as an active duty Marine from 1998-2003 including deployments to Japan and Saudi Arabia. After supporting the initial invasion of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Jon separated from the Marine Corps and moved to New York where he attended Bible College and Seminary while serving on staff at Faith Bible Church. In February 2013, Jon and Linnea moved to Jacksonville to serve at Pillar Jax in preparation for planting a new church. Jon has a passion for expositional preaching and discipling men. Jon and his family moved to California in February 2014 to plant Pillar Church Oceanside (www.PillarOceanside.com) They are currently serving at Pillar Church in Okinawa, Japan.