Candidating Weekend: June 1-3

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Pastor Jon Ewton has been named the new Senior Pastor at Lake Community Church. 


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About Pastor Jon Ewton

Ministry Experience

Jon felt the calling to be a pastor at the incredibly young age of 13. 

He has led Christian ministries for over 20 years. In addition to leading the juvenile prison ministry during college, Jon also was a member of Brothers Under Christ, where he focused on discipleship with and to other young men. 

During the summers, he served at Chase Oaks Church in Plano as an intern in their student ministries. Later, Jon took a role as a middle school pastor in McKinney at Christ Fellowship Church. 

Joining Christ Fellowship started a rich season of growth and challenge beginning with a long period of leading student ministries. 

After serving as middle school pastor, he retained that role while also overseeing the entire ministry. During that time, the ministry experienced growth and health. He taught regularly to students and young adults while simultaneously building a large, healthy volunteer staff. Jon also began teaching occasionally on Sunday mornings. 

In 2013, Jon moved from Student Ministries to the executive team of the church as a Senior Associate Pastor. His responsibilities included leading the children, student, young adult, and communications departments of the church. 

In spring 2017, he took on all oversight of the church ministries while the pastor was on a six-month sabbatical, and then continued in that role following the sabbatical through January 2018. 

Jon served at Christ Fellowship, a congregation of 2,000 at its peak, for almost 15 years where he was able to dig deep roots of relationship and shared ministry.

Education

Jon earned his Masters of Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010. Jon started his course work first while serving as an intern with a student ministry in Plano, Texas. 

While completing his degree, Jon moved into a full-time junior high pastor position at a church in McKinney, Texas. 

Prior to his graduate work, he attended Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Military History and a minor in English. 

During his time at Texas A&M, Jon led a juvenile prison ministry with 150 other college students serving two local facilities. They provided 18 weekly Bible studies, six services, built a prison library and provided tutoring for the youth.