Thank you for visiting this site. My name is Jonathan Mohr. I’m a pastor, preacher, writer, and teacher. This is my personal blog.
I’m not an “expert” on any particular subject. Sorry to disappoint. I’m just an ordinary man striving to become a more effective manager of my time, talent and treasure, and a more influential leader in my family, church and community.
To sum it up, I’m trying to live and lead with excellence. This blog is my attempt to share a little of what I’ve learned.
Most of my posts focus on spiritual and personal development, Biblical stewardship, and Christian leadership. Writing these posts reinforces the lessons I’m learning. My prayer is that you, the reader, will learn and grow with me.
I attempt to post something new every Monday morning. I’d like to share more, but I’ve got a wife and two kids who’d like a little of my time, as well as a church to lead.
My dream of being a writer was born during my days as an elementary school student. I published my first book when I was in fifth-grade. I titled it Kidnapped. (An extremely limited number of copies are in print.) I started writing my first full-length novel when I was in junior high.
I’ll get around to finishing it one of these days.
In the meantime, I have worked as a journalist at a small-town newspaper, and even did a brief stint as a newspaper publisher. I have written freelance articles for various magazines, including at least one that went out of business shortly after publishing my work.
I trust the two events were not related…
Preaching/teaching is my other passion. I am privileged to serve as pastor at Bethlehem Tabernacle, a thriving group of Christian disciples in Greenfield, Illinois. I also am an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International.
I’ve been blessed to be in and around the church my entire life. My father was (and still is) the pastor of a rural congregation. I was filled with the Holy Spirit when I was in the fourth grade. After high school, I studied theology at a small Bible college in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. Since then I have served as a youth pastor, church planter and church board member.
I’m also blessed with a beautiful wife (her name is Tollie) and two wonderful children. Our family resides on the prairies of Illinois.
In my spare time, I love reading, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and playing the guitar.