A senior in college, Jonathan joined the Church in the fall of 2000 after meeting several of the Remnant Fellowship youth, seeing a difference in the way they lived their daily lives, and ready for a change as well. He shares, "I had a lot of sin and pain earlier in my life. Even though I had grown up in church since a young child, I did not have a relationship with God, and it seemed like I got further from Him as I got older. My heart had been full of pride, greed, lust, selfishness, and a love for the world. I needed hope and a chance to change. God allowed me to find Remnant Fellowship - I had never been convicted to change like the first time I heard Gwen speak. I felt hope for the first time. The members had so much love for God and one another. And they showed love to me like I had never experienced. I learned in Remnant Fellowship how to truly love God with all my heart and to lay down a sinful way of living that had been so destructive in my life. This wholehearted love for God changed every part of my life for the better."
"This is a place of hope - for now and eternity! We have experienced ourselves and witnessed in countless others' lives the incredible results of the clear teaching taught here."
Both natives of Nashville, Jonathan and Jess were married in the Church in June of 2002 and now have 3 children (Arden, William, and Reed). They credit the truth taught through Gwen Shamblin for their strong marriage, joy-filled home, and blessed careers. Jonathan helps lead the Youth Group at the Church, and the whole family finds it a great honor to be involved with the service and activities of the Remnant Youth Group, especially now that their three children can look up to the example of the pure, God-focused youth members. They shared, "This is a place of hope – for now and eternity! We have experienced ourselves and witnessed in countless others’ lives the incredible results of the clear teaching taught here. Every member has a story of what God has done in their lives and how they are growing closer to God and Jesus Christ every day! The world needs to hear this, and this should be on the front page of every news source – yet we each had to seek, knock, dig, and put aside our preconceived notions and pride…when we did, there was a pearl of great value that has made all the difference!"