Jonathan Pearson is a millennial determined to leave the world in better shape than he found it.

He and his wife Melissa married in December 2008 and began serving full-time as a Student Minister.

Two years later, Jonathan heard God’s call to move on faith to Orangeburg, S.C. and get involved in Cornerstone Community Church. After just a couple of months, Jonathan was hired on staff. Jonathan was Orangeburg Campus Pastor at Cornerstone, a campus with an average of 1400 attendees until January of 2017. He now serves as Connections Pastor for Springwell Church in Taylors, S.C.

In June of 2013, Jonathan was recognized as one of the nation’s top young influencers by Brad Lomenick, Founder of Catalyst. In June 2014, Jonathan released his first book, Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make.  In May 2015, Jonathan released an eBook with ChurchMag Press to help pastors get the important stuff done called The Productive Pastor Handbook.

Jonathan co-hosts a monthly leadership podcast called the Next Up Podcast geared towards helping young leaders expand their influence. He’s been a featured guest on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast and the Productivityist Podcast with Mike Vardy. In addition, Jonathan’s been a speaker at the Exponential Conference, the NINES, The Sticks Conference, and the Propel Conference.

He and his wife also welcomed their first child, Riley, into the world in April of 2014.

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