To Immanuel Members:
The Elders are pleased to announce to the congregation that Jonathan White has been accepted as a pastoral intern for Immanuel Baptist Church (IBC). This internship is intended to train biblically qualified elders in ministry practice and promote them as candidates in other local churches. Jonathan has demonstrated a desire to pursue pastoral ministry and to utilize his gifts for the benefit of the body of Christ. As an intern, he will assume certain pastoral staff responsibilities including attending weekly staff meetings, attending monthly elder meetings, and fulfilling all teaching and service-designated tasks.
Jonathan has been attending IBC since August 2017 and became a member this past June. During this past year at IBC, Jonathan has been involved in discipling our college students, and he recently began serving as a student ministry leader for junior high and high school students. Jonathan is originally from New Jersey and graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Accounting. He has experience working in the public sector, in addition to ministry experience serving as an associate deacon, head of the usher board, Sunday School teacher, and as a member of the choir at New United Missionary Baptist Church.
Jonathan will be attending seminary in the spring to pursue a Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies. Jonathan enjoys hiking and spending time with his wife, Jocelyn (Carrell) White. In addition, Jonathan loves writing poems, short stories, and woodworking. His current project is building a dining room table. Jonathan’s other interests include Asian culture, podcasts, reading, music, movies, and biblical counseling.
We are excited to welcome Jonathan White as part of the staff team. This full-time/one-year paid internship will begin on Monday, October 1. Jonathan describes his heart for Immanuel when he says, “As I explore this potential calling to enter full-time pastoral ministry, I look forward to continuing to serve the Lord in this local body through my interactions with many of you. Jocelyn and I are excited to continue our spiritual growth with you and want to allow the Lord to lead us in the ministry opportunities he has planned for us.” Please pray that this internship will be fruitful and glorify God. Jonathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.