About

Raised in a military home Jonathan was born and raised overseas before moving to Oak Harbor, Washington where he graduated from high school. Enslaved to his selfish ways and to religious legalism he pursued his joy in everything but God. During his junior year of high school he began reading John and Romans and it was then where God exposed his self-righteous efforts, convicted him of his selfishness, and was brought to faith in Christ. Jonathan graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Clinical) and from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling.

Jonathan works full-time at Liberty University in Student Affairs. He formerly served as a Pastor at Oasis Church serving over the areas of discipleship, member care, and Life Groups. He has a desire to see people transformed by the truth of the Gospel. He is a member of the Society for Christian Psychology and a certified counselor with the Association of Biblical Counselors. He is also a certified facilitator with Prepare-Enrich. Jonathan loves authentic food and playing with his boys Aslan and Urijah. He is madly in love with his wife Jessica. He and his wife joined Oasis in September 2012.

Born:

October 27 in Misawa, Japan (My dad was in the U.S. Navy and he was stationed there at the time.)

Ethnicity:

Filipino (first generation)

Wife, Anniversary:

Jessica Kan Ignacio, July 5, 2008

Music Artists I Enjoy:

To be updated….

Favorite Television Shows:

America’s Funniest Home Videos; Monk; Psych; The Office; Arrow; The Flash

Favorite Movies:

Gladiator; Batman Begins; The Bourne Trilogy; Good Will Hunting; August Rush; The Dark Knight; Wall-E, How to Train a Dragon; Anything by Christopher Nolan

Church Membership:

Redeemer Presbyterian Church – Lynchburg, VA (Formerly)

Immanuel Baptist Church – Louisville, KY (Formerly)

Oasis Church – Monroe, VA

Favorite Marvel Superhero:

Spiderman

Favorite DC Superhero:

Batman

Favorite Type of Food:

Japanese

Favorite Desserts:

  • Ice Cream

Favorite Snack:

  • Kettle Corn & Rice Krispie Treats

Places I Have Lived:

  • Misawa Japan (1980-1982)
  • Yuma, AZ (1982-1986)
  • Okinawa, Japan (1986-1994)
  • Oak Harbor, WA (1994-1999; 2001)
  • Everett, WA (1999-2001)
  • Lynchburg, VA (2001-2004; 2006-2008)
  • Louisville, KY (2004-2006; 2008-2012)
  • Lynchburg, VA (2012-Present)