top of page
Artist Header.png
Meet Jonathan Brooks.

"Hip-hop culture is not just a people group to be reached by the church, we are a global culture which has transformed the way culture is disseminated."

-Jonathan Brooks-

Pastah J is also an accomplished vocalist who performs a variety of genres including but not limited to Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Negro Spirituals, Hip-hop, Classical and Choral music. Jonathan has traveled to perform in Mexico, Japan, Russia, Poland, South Africa, Vienna, Austria and Italy,

and his love for singing

began in elementary school when he sang with the world renowned Uniting Voices Chicago formerly known as the Chicago Children's Choir. Jonathan has lead worship for major conferences as well as performed locally at venues such as Chicago Symphony Center, Ravinia Festival, Harris Theater, Petrillo Bandshell and Millennium Park.

Pastah J and Canaan Community Church released their debut gospel album in 2015 called "Recommend Jesus" to be used as an avenue to share faith as an integral component in community transformation. This 9 track CD let's us know that there IS an answer, there IS a way, there IS Hope and that Hope is in Christ. Walk with us through a city and a neighborhood that WON'T be defined by despair, but by the Hope that lives in each of us and that lives and breathes and walks through the Streets of Chicago.

Pastah J has been featured on numerous Christian hip-hop albums along with artists such as Lecrae, Tedashii, Shai Linne and Sho Baraka and has shared the stage with iconic artists Cross Movement, Urban D & Da T.R.U.T.H. He has recorded four hip-hop albums with the group Out-World and is currently working on his solo project titled "Can I Get an Amen". He is known as a foremost leader on hip-hop worship and how this culture must be included in the push towards inclusive multi-cultural worship.

Canaan Community Church  Soundtrack 

Our goal is to remind our community of Englewood, the city of Chicago and the entire world that we if we would like to see transformation happen we cannot do it apart from our faith. As a church which believes that God's greatest desire is to see people and communities transformed with the gospel of Christ we recognize that there are many solutions to the myriad of struggles which face our communities. However, we have noticed that as people present solutions they often want to leave out what we believe is the one component which cannot be missing... FAITH!

Therefore, this album is our declaration that, even with all of the other recommendations being made for how transformation and restoration can happen, we still RECOMMEND JESUS! We truly believe that when

Hidden Scroll Entertainment 2015 

$8.91 on iTunes $10 CD

our communities reconnect to their faith the process of transformation can begin. With soulful ballads such as "How Excellent" and "God Will Answer " as well as bold chants such as "The Last Say" we want to remind our neighbors that God has not forsaken our community he is with us and is waiting for us to call on his name! Once again our best and final recommendation for our city is... JESUS!

Track Listing

1. How Excellent (feat. Pastah J) 5:06

2. Recommend Jesus (Englewood Vibe) [feat. Pastah J] 4:24

3. God Will Answer 6:26

4. Recommend Jesus (feat. Tanya Fields) 4:02

5. He's Able (Carry You) [feat. Kimberly Lane 5:15

6. Celebrate Jesus 2:58

7. Proving (You Keep) 4:42

8. The Last Say (feat. Pastah J) 3:46

9. How Excellent (Instrumental) 4:42  

bottom of page