Jonathan’s Live Sound 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 throughout the 80’s working with a variety of local/regional artists in the Charlotte area.

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 national touring artists, regional and national conferences.  And then of course, there were the major “mega-church” productions of the day, many with over 128 inputs and live recording for rebroadcast on both regional and national television.

Jonathan’s FOH credits include a wide range of nationally known 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.

In recent years, Jonathan has been a regular FOH engineer for Elevation Church aka Elevation Worship and could be found mixing at various campuses across the Charlotte region.  While Jonathan still fills in at Elevation from time to time, he is currently helping to train and grow the audio 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 (a custom JTR system) for longtime friends in the region, and of course for the Carolina’s favorite 80’s band “Cassette Rewind“! Made even more enjoyable as his son is the lead guitarist!

Training & Guest Engineer
In his rare spare time, Jonathan also enjoys helping out local churches in need of audio volunteer training or simply a FOH engineer for a special event.  Console experience on Allen & Heath, Midas, Behringer, Digico consoles.  Please reach out if you have a need in one of these areas.

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!

Partial List of Speaker, Church, Musical Credits
Hickory Grove Baptist Church, NewSong Church, Elevation Church, LIFE Fellowship, Jim Cymballa and Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Shane & Shane, The Hoppers, Don Moen “God with Us”, Noel Friedline, Loonis McGlohon Trio, Dinesh D’Souza, Oliver North, Former VP Dan Quail, Chuck Colson, Leighton Ford, Josh McDowell, Steve Farrar, Kyle Petty, Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, Matt Brock, Kameron Marlowe (The Voice), Janet Pascal, Elevation Worship, Stephen Furtick, Manafest, and all the great musicians, orchestras, bands, and singers I’ve had the pleasure of working with since 1980!