Pastor Jonathan E.L. Brooks, Live Free Board Chair

Jonathan serves as Senior Pastor of Canaan Community Church in the West Englewood neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. He is a firm believer in churches investing in their local community. Canaan provides youth development, holistic health options, college scholarships, adult education and support to the incarcerated and their families. Pastah J, as he is affectionately called, is a speaker, artist, community activist and the author of the book “Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods.”