A world-renowned worship leader, Pastor Jonathan has been leading worship at Bethany since he was 16 years old. A prolific songwriter, he has written or cowritten over 70 songs for the body of Christ and has played the piano and guitar for over 20 years. Born in 1981, Pastor Jonathan started studying music at 4 years old and eventually received formal training in classical and jazz piano. He has a heart to train and equip worship leaders and further believes this is the generation that will usher in the return of Jesus. His music emphasizes both the necessity of holiness before God and the urgency of speaking out for Jesus. This was one of his motivations for launching the Deluge Band, whose name developed out of Bethany's intense Deluge worship conferences. Pastor Jonathan and Deluge went on to release three internationally recognized Integrity Music albums.