Jerusalem Baptist Church Leadership

ELDERS

 

Haeng Joon (HJ) Lee

 

 

JC Moon

 

Jonathan Parker

 

 

Cristhian Serrano

 

Rob Tozier

 

 

Sam Yu

DEACONS

Matt Andrews

Edward Gim

Dave Hicks

Jae Deok Min

Sung Pak

Tommy Reeping

John Rhodes

Karl Woods

Chris Yun

STAFF

Jonathan Parker, Senior Pastor 

Jonathan is married to Kathryn, and they have five children (Kayleigh, Abigail, Kara, Nathan, and Zoe). He has 20+ years of vocational ministry, including positions in student ministry, adult discipleship, and worship leadership. In addition to mission efforts within the United States, Pastor Jonathan has extensive international mission experience. He lived in Bogotá, Colombia, as a missionary kid and has been involved in mission efforts to Scotland, Panama, Honduras, Ukraine,  Paraguay, and Peru.
     Pastor Jonathan’s education includes
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communications from George Mason University
  • Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Master of Theology from Liberty University
  • Master of Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia International University (Columbia Biblical Seminary). His dissertation focused on imaginative apologetics in the writing of C.S. Lewis
     His desire and calling is to cultivate and develop all believers into biblical, culturally sensitive, and engaged Christians in all areas of life.
 

JC Moon, Pastor of Congregational Care and Korean Ministry

Pastor JC MoonPastor JC Moon migrated from South Korea to the United States in 1982. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, and  his Master of Divinity and Pastoral Counseling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He was ordained in 1999.  He serves as JBC’s Congregational Care and Korean Ministry Pastor. In addition, he has served as a pastor at Virginia Korean Baptist Church, Korean Baptist Church of Washington, and Calvary Korean Baptist Church.  Pastor JC is married to Hanna and has three children, Jessica, Jonathan, and Jamie.
 
 

Haeng Joon (HJ) Lee, Pastor of Korean Ministry

With more than 35 years ministering to Korean and American churches in the US, Pastor HJ serves as Pastor of Korean Ministry alongside Pastor JC. He earned a Master of Divinity and a Master of Church Music from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.  In addition, he earned a Doctor of Ministry from Southern Baptist Seminary.  He is married to his beautiful wife Jinhee, and they have three children, Sharon, Melody, and Justin.
 
 

Associate Pastor Cristhian Serrano, Students | College | ESL,  JBC & Ambiente de Gracia

Pastor Cristhian Serrano was born and raised in Honduras and moved to the United States in 2010. He graduated from the Bible Training Centre For Pastors (BTCP) in 2017 and earned his Bachelor of Health Administration at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA in 2018. He worked as an administrator and as a donor relations associate for International Christian Concern (ICC) in DC before coming full time to Jerusalem Baptist church (JBC). He is married to Sari Rodas, and both serve the Lord in Ambiente de Gracia, the Hispanic fellowship here at Jerusalem Baptist Church (JBC). They are also blessed to serve with the college and the youth ministry at JBC. Cristhian and Sari have a calling to serve in God’s Kingdom as missionaries wherever the Lord leads. He is currently pursuing a Master of                                                     Divinity from Liberty University.
 

Jonathan Moon, Director of Worship

Jonathan Moon has worked on various worship teams and has led worship for multi-ethnic, multi-generational congregations. He believes the goal of worship is to guide the congregation to a deeper understanding of who God is and to teach theology through song. Jonathan graduated with a BS in psychology from Virginia Tech and earned a Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University. 
 
 
 
 

Tony Ghareeb, Pastor of Evangelism & Outreach / New Life Arabic Ministry

Pastor Tony Ghareeb

Tony Ghareeb is of native of the Middle East. He was saved at 13 years old and soon after sensed God’s calling for the ministry. About 30 years ago, he immigrated to the United States and married to Souzan Gahreeb, and the Lord blessed them with four children. Tony has a bachelor degree in theology and a master degree in ministry from Virginia Baptist College. The Lord used him to start the Arabic Bible Baptist Church in 2000. In 2009, he passed the pastorship onto another. Currently, he pastors the New Life Arabic Ministry where we have a weekly Bible study and worship service in Arabic every Sunday morning. Tony’s passion is to evangelize the lost, disciple new believers, and plant churches. In addition, he leads an active outreach ministry to Arab and international groups in our area and beyond.  
 

Pastor Julio Ruiz, Pastor Ambiente de Gracia   

Pastor Julio has a degree in theology and has taken some courses in Canada for his master’s degree. In addition to being president of the Venezuelan Baptist Convention on three occasions, he also taught in the Baptist Theological Seminary. 
 
For about 18 years, Pastor Julio has published his sermons and articles on different websites, newspapers, and social media. He is married to Carmen Almera Ruiz and has three daughters (Laura, Oly, and Sara) and four grandchildren.
 
 

Jessica Yun, Director of Children’s Ministry

Jessica is an elementary school teacher within Fairfax County Public Schools. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Teaching from the University of Virginia. She serves as the director of Children’s Ministry at JBC. She is married to Chris and has a son, Ezra.
 
 
 
 

Monique Burgos, Mothers’ Day Out Preschool Director 

Monique started at our Mothers’ Day Out Preschool program as a Pre-K teacher in 2000. In 2002, she was made director of the preschool and she has built the program into a sought-after and successful program. She has taken  hours of advanced training in early childhood education and preschool administration. She is married to Jose and has a two sons (Dante and Joey) and a daughter (Sarai) along with two grandchildren.

 

Amanda Reeping, Director of Women’s Ministry

Amanda grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. She attended Longwood University and received her BSBA with a concentration in management in 2012. She married Tommy Reeping in November 2012 and they currently have two children, Reagan and Little Tommy. Amanda received her Master’s of Divinity from Liberty University in May 2022. She serves at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Women’s Ministry and teaches at their Mother’s Day Out Preschool. She has several years of experience working in the anti-trafficking field and understands the importance of being trauma   informed. Her desire is to encourage others to know they were created for more!