Q&A with Jonathan Dodson (The Unwavering Pastor)

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Q&A with Jonathan Dodson

Evan: Tell us about yourself?

Jonathan: I’m married to Robie, my strong, joyful, wise wife of 22 years. We have three children, two teens and an 11 year old, and founded City Life Church with a small group of people in 2006, where I serve as Lead Pastor. I also founded gcdiscipleship.com a ministry that seeks to equip writers and disciples to make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus. I frequently write articles and books on various topics ranging from practical theology to cultural apologetics. I love science fiction, going for walks, and listening to The War on Drugs.

Evan: What led to writing this book?

Jonathan: As I watched pastors and ministry leaders get crushed by an onslaught of criticism, covid ministry, and perplexing culture wars, I wanted to write a book that would help them navigate these divisive times without hardening or quitting. After writing 70% of the book, I hit a wall myself and had to take a two month break to mourn my own losses and heal. I was met powerfully by the weeping Christ who is acquainted with our sorrows and comforts like no other. Toward the end of that time, I finished the book. In a sense, it is a flaming arrow sent into the darkness of trial with the hope that it will encourage, strengthen, and comfort everyone who reads it with the unmatched grace of our Lord Jesus.

Thank you Jonathan! To purchase a copy of The Unwavering Pastor, click here.


Evan Knies is an elder of North Hills Church in West Monroe, LA. He is husband of Lauren and father to Maesyn. He is a graduate of Boyce College and Southern Seminary.

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