Jon was born and raised in Birmingham, and grew up at McElwain Baptist Church. He graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and from Beeson Divinity School with Master of Divinity. During his time at Beeson, Jon joined the Dawson staff as a recreation assistant, serving there until shortly after his graduation from Beeson. He is excited to continue serving Dawson as the associate minister to children. Jon is passionate about teaching and leading kids and adults to know God and serve others. He is married to Claire. He enjoys reading, hiking, and watching movies.