Rev. Jonathan Green is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area.  Born in San Leandro and raised in Oakland, California, Rev. Jonathan Green is the second of three children born to Mr. & Mrs. Isaiah Green.  

Prior to receiving his call to the ministry, Pastor Green served as a Minister of Music, as well as a Staff Musician for numerous churches in the Bay Area.  An accomplished musician, Rev. Green is well versed in various genres including: contemporary and traditional gospel, praise and worship and hymns.


In 2003, Rev. Green accepted his call into the ministry and was licensed and later ordained at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Richmond, California under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. J. R. Spearman.  Understanding a call to the ministry is a call to preparation, Rev. Green is a graduate of the Faith Evangelical Seminary in Tacoma, Washington where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Divinity degree.  He is also the recipient of a Honorary Doctorate Degree from Christian University of Southern Indiana.  He desires to one day continue his educational endeavors to pursue an earned doctorate degree. 


Currently, Rev. Green is the Senior Pastor of the Praises of Zion Baptist Church of Clearlake, California where he has been serving since March 2009.  As pastor, he is committed to teaching and preaching the unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Under his pastorate the church has grown both numerically and financially.  In addition, they have also completed several renovation projects and upgrades to the church’s current facilities.


Praises of Zion is a multi-cultural congregation that focuses on Loving God, Loving People and Meeting Needs.  As pastor of Praises of Zion, Rev. Green is interested in developing the spiritual maturity of the membership through the study of God’s word.  In addition, he is interested in reinvigorating the parishioners joy in serving and worshipping God through vibrant worship services.  He is proud of the atmosphere of fellowship and love that reaches from one heart to another.


On a more personal note, Rev. Green is an avid Bass fisherman.  For several years, Rev. Green had the opportunity to be a professional Bass Angler.  With his call to the ministry, he is now primarily a fisher of men.  He still enjoys fishing as a hobby and tries to get out on the water as much as possible.  He also enjoys traveling, especially with his wife.


He is married to the former Lori Fairley, his partner and ministry mate.  They have been married for fourteen years and currently reside in San Pablo, California.  Together they are the parents of three daughters: Alexandria Marie, Madilyn Ann Denise and Jocelyn Ann Marie.

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