Jonathan’s Church Sound, Audio Engineering Bio

Sound Engineering Resume
Outside of work and family, Jonathan’s spare time is often spent pursuing his lifelong interest in audio engineering.  Beginning in 1979 at UNC-Charlotte, Jonathan began as a student and on-campus technical services employee supporting a wide range of events and continued mixing into the 80’s working with a variety of local/regional artists and bands.

As FOH engineer at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Main Campus for over 17 years, Jonathan mixed FOH for literally millions of attendees and over 2,500 worship services including the occasional touring artists, regional and national conferences.  And then of course, there were the major “mega-church” productions of the day, with as many as 128 inputs and live recording for rebroadcast both regionally and nationally.

Jonathan’s FOH credits include a wide range of Christian artists and speakers over the past decades; from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers to the Linkin Park style of Manafest to the always elegant Janet Paschal as well as the acoustic Shane and Shane.

For the past five years, Jonathan has been a regular FOH engineer for Elevation Church aka Elevation Worship and could be found mixing various campuses across the Charlotte region.  While Jonathan still fills in at Elevation from time to time, he is now helping to lead and grow the FOH engineering team at Life Fellowship, a growing congregation based in Cornelius, NC.

Outside of church, Jonathan can often be found mixing FOH and supplying sound reinforcement for Charlotte’s favorite 80’s band “Cassette Rewind“, which is even more enjoyable as his son is the lead guitarist!

Training & Guest Engineer
In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys helping out local churches in need of audio volunteer training or a FOH engineer for a special event.  Please reach out if you have a need in one of these areas.

Publications
In the summer of 2010, Jonathan was interviewed and highlighted in the article “FOH: Unplugged – Live Mixing in a Wireless World” in Guitar Center’s national professional publication – GC Pro Audio Solutions.  Now wireless control is all the rage, but it was quite new back then!