Church Forsaken

Church Forsaken

Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods

Jonathan Brooks, Sho Baraka


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"There are no God-forsaken places, just church-forsaken places." —Jon Fuller, OMF InternationalChurch Forsaken


Jonathan Brooks:
Jonathan Brooks ("Pastah J") is senior pastor of Canaan Community Church in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. He has a master of divinity in Christian community development from Northern Seminary, was an art and architecture teacher with Chicago Public Schools, and is a recording artist with the hip-hop group Out-World. He and his family live in West Englewood.