Rev. Jonathan E.L. Brooks, M.Div affectionately known as Pastah J serves as Lead Pastor at Lawndale Christian Community Church in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Lawndale is a non-denominational church that seeks to provide a place to worship Jesus Christ and meet both the spiritual and physical needs of the community through involvement in peoples lives. Pastah J is a gifted preacher and teacher who is comfortable preaching in diverse contexts.
Through various ministries and partnerships, Lawndale provides youth development, holistic health care, senior care, college scholarships, recovery ministry, legal services, affordable housing, and support for those returning to their communities after incarceration.