Today we want to introduce you to another one of our NAYC teen session speakers. Jonathan Quinones was born in McAllen, TX in 1986. He served as the Youth Pastor for Revival Center in Modesto, California for 11 years. He continues to serve in ministry and is currently the Administrative Pastor at Revival Center under the leadership of Pastor Todd Johnson. On July 30th, 2011 he married the love of his life, Ashley, and they are the proud parents of two boys, Braiden (5 yrs) and Gavin (2 yrs). He began serving on the Western District Youth Committee in 2011 and in 2015 he was elected to the position of Youth Secretary of the Western District and is currently serving in that role.
InsideOut: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you want to have with you and why?
JQ: 1) Helicopter 2) Pilot 3) Lunchable (The one with turkey, cheddar cheese, and reese’s cup ) for the ride out.
IO: Please tell us your favorite joke.
JQ: Sorry, I don’t know any funny jokes, it’s all about funny meme’s now.
IO: What is the funniest moment you have had while preaching?
JQ: I know there are several to be embarrassed about but the one that sticks out to me right now was when I giving my absolute best in one of our youth services and was trying to make a “powerful, life altering” point and for some random, unknown reason, my voice completely tweaked and I sounded like Kermit the Frog. NOBODY GOT ANYTHING FROM THAT SERVICE, except that for a brief moment, Kermit was their youth pastor. smh.
IO: Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?
JQ: I cannot say that I have one favorite, so I’ll give you my most recent one, Atomic Habits by James Clear. Also, children’s bibles have the BEST illustrations so I enjoy reading those with my boys and seeing the way it adds to their little imaginations.
IO: What is your dream travel destination?
JQ: Somewhere relaxing where they have great tacos and there isn’t a Target that my wife “needs” to stop at. As a husband and father, I’m sick of Target runs.
IO: What does your daily devotion routine look like?
JQ: The morning works best for me because once the kids get going, life gets crazy. The routine is consistently devoting time for : Prayer & Worship. Bible Reading. Bible Listening. Note Taking. (For the audio Bible , I like listen to the “Bible.is” app – ESV Dramatized)