Jon grew up in a wonderful Christian family and became a Christian as a child through the witness of his parents. He was born in the great state of Texas, but most of his upbringing was in Kansas City, MO. Jon has undergraduate and graduate degrees in music and has served in music ministry throughout his adult life. In 2009, Jon moved to Louisville, KY, to attend Southern Seminary (M. Div., 2013). While at Southern, he met his wife, Lindsay, and they were married in 2011. The Deedricks have three amazing kids, Hadley (6), Cooper (4), and Canaan (born December of 2019).
Before coming to Redeeming Grace in August of 2020, Jon served alongside Greg Gilbert as an elder at Third Avenue Baptist Church, to which the Deedricks belonged for several years. Jon also served for six years in the leadership of Reaching & Teaching International Ministries, a global missions organization focused on establishing churches and training leaders among the nations. Jon co-hosted The Great Commission Podcast, a resource dedicated to equipping Christians and church leaders about missions and the local church.
Jon's prayer for his pastoral ministry is that he would faithfully disciple and equip the church to increasingly reflect God's glory and advance the gospel among the nations.