"Everyone will know you are my disciples if you love one another." John 13:35

Love God. Love People. Make Disciples

Speaker

Pastah J is a sought after speaker and writer.  Along with numerous blogs and articles he has contributed to two books: "Banned Questions for Christians" by Christian Piatt and "Making Neighborhoods Whole" by John Perkins and Wayne Gordon.

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Architecture from Tuskegee University, Master of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University and Master of Divinity from Northern Seminary in Christian Community Development. He hopes to merge his academic knowledge, practical tools and ministry training in order to turn his convictions into tangible solutions which will help change the Greater Englewood neighborhood for future generations.

Speaking Topics Include:
Christian Community Development Philosophy
Rebranding the Urban Pastor/Church
Church-School Partnerships
Reconciliation: Everybody's ministry
Hip-Hop Culture and the Church
Bi-Focal Perspective: Seeing the World as God does...
Church Forsaken Places: Creating a new church in the midst of tough places and a changing cultural perspective

BOOKS, BLOGS & ARTICLES

Already with decades of experience speaking prophetically into the charged racial climate of the American south, John Perkins began to see a need for organized thinking and collaborative imagination about how the church engages urban ministry. And so the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) was born, with Wayne Gordon an immediate and enthusiastic participant. Nearly thirty years later CCDA's eight key components of community development still set the bar for how churches, parachurches and nonprofits engage cities with the whole gospel.


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This latest book in the insightful and entertaining Banned Questions series authored by Christian Piatt addresses fifty questions about Christians that many of us have wondered regarding Hell, sprinkle vs dunk baptism, gay and lesbian issues in ministry, the inconsistencies of communion, the multitude of denominations, God's allowance of suffering in the world, and more...


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WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT PASTAH J?

"Pastor Brooks uses his talents and abilities, not only in the pulpit but outside the churches walls, to promote the Kingdom agenda and see lives redeemed among the poor which will in turn redeem whole communities."
- John Perkins, Activist, civil rights hero, founder of CCDA
"I recently preached at an African-American church being led by a dynamic, energetic,  pastor on the south side of Chicago named Jonathan Brooks.  I have great hope this ministry will do some serious kingdom damage in that neighborhood." - Noel Castellanos, CEO of Christian Community Development Association (CCDA)
PASTAH J SPEAKING AT A YOUTH RETREAT AT TROUT LAKE CAMPS FOR WOODALE CHURCH IN MINNESOTA
CCDA Immersion 2015 (above)
ONE Youth Retreat (below)
 
 

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Pastah J with David Bailey (Arrabon/ Making A Melody), John Perkins (Spencer Perkins Center/CCDA) and Lisa Sharon Harper (Sojourners) on Voices Project Reconnect HBCU Tour.
Pastah J speaking at the 2015 CCDA Conference in Memphis, TN