Pastor Jonathan Downs grew up at Calvary Chapel, having relocated from Melbourne with his parents as a six year old when they assumed the pastorate at Calvary Chapel. From a young age Pastor Jonathan has been involved in a vast array of ministries at Calvary Chapel, beginning his involvement in the music ministry at 10 years of age where he has served over 20 years, including 10 years as the Music Director.
Partnering Jonathan in ministry is his wife Melanie and sons Lachlan, Lucas and Thomas.They have been married for over 13 years. As a family, they are busy about the work of the Lord, impacting people’s lives with the life changing power of Jesus Christ. Together they have travelled extensively both nationally and internationally ministering to the body of Christ and evangelising the lost. Jonathan served as the Assistant Pastor for 5 years before becoming Pastor in December 2012.
Jonathan is the President of Australian Youth Missions a national movement of youth whose mission is to be about Jesus’ passion – souls. For many years he has travelled extensively across Australia and overseas ministering to young people. His passion has always been missions and God has opened many doors for ministry. For the last 10 years, Jonathan has served on the Overseas Missions Board of the United Pentecostal Church of Australia, travelling throughout Indonesia and India preaching the gospel.
His chief desire is to be a great child of God, father and husband – and to make a difference for the kingdom of God!