Pastor

Picture1.pngJonathan Ahlgren came to know Jesus Christ at ten years of age after hearing the gospel while attending Waller Baptist Church in Louisiana.  His need for repentance and salvation became clear to him leading him to run to Jesus Christ.  He turned from his sins, placing his faith in the savior.  Jonathan and his wife Hannah desire to see Faith Baptist Church reach the community with the good news of Jesus Christ.  Before moving to Emporium, they lived in Louisville, KY where Jonathan studied at Boyce Bible College, the undergraduate wing of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Before being called to serve at Faith Baptist Church,  Jonathan and Hannah attended Kenwood Baptist Church.  Pastor Jonathan and Hannah welcomed their first son, Jude Samuel Ahlgren into the world in March of 2016.

Jonathan likes reading, camping, hiking, airplanes, computers, teaching, and preaching, among other things.  Hannah enjoys sewing, cooking, taking walks, decorating, and hospitality.  There are many books that have influenced Jonathan but here are a few:

Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community By Tim Chester

Counseling the Hard Cases: The Sufficiency of God’s Resources By Heath Lambert

Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry By John Piper

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief By John Frame

Systematic Theology An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine By Wayne Grudem

God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology By James Hamilton