Jon was born in Barstow, California in 1945. After graduating from Canoga Park High School in 1963, he attended Cal State Northridge for two years as an art major. From 1965-1967 he attended Bob Jones University and then graduated from Covenant College in 1968. He and his wife intended to go to India, but when their visa was turned down in 1969, Jon finished with an MDiv from Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia in 1972. Jon worked at Standard Pressed Steel in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania from 1970-1975 in inventory control, inside sales, and aerospace production planning. In 1975, Jon and Dotty moved to Nashville, Tennessee to be part of a house church, and to work with Norbert Ward, who began the quarterly Baptist Reformation Review in 1972 (which became Searching Together in 1982). Because of health setbacks, Norbert asked Jon to become editor of the magazine in 1978. Searching Together will celebrate its 40th year of publication in 2014. Jon's first book was published in 1978 by Presbyterian & Reformed—Dispensationalism: An Inquiry into Its Leading Figures and Features. He graduated with a DMin from the California Graduate School of Theology in June, 1983. Since August 1983, his family has lived in Wisconsin. From 1985-1990 he worked at Northern Metal Specialty in engineering support and as human resources administrator. Then from 1990-2000 he was the buyer and shipping/receiving administrator at Northwire, Inc. Since 1977, Jon and Dotty have traveled extensively encouraging relational communities to focus on Christ and love one another deeply.
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