Meet Praxis Presenter Jonathan Brooks

We are overjoyed to announce Jonathan Brooks will be joining us at The Praxis Gathering 2019. Jonathan is a lifelong resident of Chicago, IL and currently serves as Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church in the West Englewood neighborhood and as an educator on many different levels. 

As a firm believer in investing in your local community, Jonathan has a deep desire to impress this virtue on the students and young people in his congregation, classroom and community.  His ministry focuses on youth development, holistic health, college scholarships, art and music training as well as restorative justice practices and care for the incarcerated and their families.

Pastah J, as he is affectionately called, is a sought after speaker, writer, artist and community activist.  He has contributed to numerous blogs, articles and books and  recently released the book Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods.  

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.

Join us at the Praxis Gathering this September

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