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New Book Release!

CHURCH FORSAKEN: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods
RELEASING NOVEMBER 6th, 2018
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JONATHAN "PASTAH J" BROOKS


At its peak, Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood had a population of 97,000 people. Due to a crumbling infrastructure and a crime index number among the highest in the country, this neighborhood has declined in population to a mere 30,000. While the trend in this neighborhood has been to get out of poverty and leave the city behind, Jonathan Brooks is one of the exceptions.


Pastah J serves as Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church in West Englewood and has taught elementary education and arts in inner city Chicago for over a decade.  As a firm believer in investing in the community you grew up in, Jonathan has a deep desire to impress this virtue on the students and young people in his congregation, classroom and community.


Jonathan is married to Miche'al Newman-Brooks and has two beautiful daughters Jasmine and Jade, they reside in West Englewood steps away from the church campus.

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