Pastor Jon and Sarah came to Dayton Avenue in 2005. His ministry philosophy is based on Hebrews 12:12-15: “Strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed. Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God….” Pastor Jon and Sarah are blessed with two daughters and sons-in-law (and three granddaughters and one grandson) who not only live close but worship and serve here at Dayton Avenue, too. Before being called to serve in pastoral ministry, Pastor Jon was a computer programmer and instructor (he’s still a bit of a geek!). He holds degrees from the State University of New York, Clarks Summit University, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.