Pastor Jonathan I. Shaw Sr. is a chosen man of God whose ministry began at the age of 16 years old at the New Gethsemane Baptist Church, under the Pastorate of the late Rev. Dr. James B. Cross.  His initial message was “The Power of Your Testimony”.Since then the responsibility of ministry that the Lord has given him has taken him on Radio shows, Television, off Broadway shows and many other endeavors.  Pastor Shaw has been across the United States and even internationally preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Lord progressively challenged Pastor Shaw to build Him a Sanctuary that He may dwell among His people.  As a result, in July of 2002 Pastor Jonathan Shaw introduced Crown Ministry to the world.  Within two months Pastor Shaw led a growing congregation into their new edifice, in the heart of Canarsie Brooklyn.  Under Pastor Shaw’s tutelage the ministry has grown to great heights and is one of the fastest growing churches in Brooklyn, NY.  They just recently walked into their new 19,000 square feet worship facility in East New York.  They now are one church with 2 locations.

Ever since his Pastoral assignment this great philanthropist has created many programs including a feeding program for the community that to date has fed over 100,000 people.  Pastor Shaw has also finished his first booklet to the body of Christ entitled “I’m Not Your Enemy”. He presently serves on several boards and organizations.  He is the Clergy Liaison for the 69th Precinct of the New York City Police Department.  He is also an active member of the NAACP Brooklyn branch.  He is one of NYC’s Chaplains.  In addition, Pastor Shaw is compassionate about the community the Lord has assigned him to and is a board member of Department of Youth & Community Development #18 in Canarsie.  Pastor Shaw also is the CEO and founder of his own non-for Profit Corporation known as Crown Advancement Center, Helping individuals advance thru adversity.  Among Crown Advancement Corporation, he has begun a company that helps churches grow healthy.  The Emerging Church Group helps the back office of growing churches across the eastern coast. In 2008 Pastor Shaw received a dual doctorate degree in ministry and divinity.

He is the blessed husband of gospel singer, Co-Pastor Sabrina Shaw. Together they lead Crown Ministry into new realms of the Spirit.  When their ministries combine it causes a spiritual explosion.  He is also the pleased father of Alonzo, Shauntae and Jonathan Jr.

Pastor Shaw strongly believes that the tool that will transform the world is preaching the truth of the Gospel in Love from the church and the church will lead the nations back to God.

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