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Lead Pastor of Sojourn Church Midtown
Jamaal Williams has been the lead pastor of Sojourn Church Midtown since January 2016. Before receiving the call to Sojourn, he pastored Forest Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky from 2008–2015. Jamaal received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, his master’s from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his doctorate, also from Southern, in Black Church Leadership. Jamaal is happily married to Amber, and they are the parents of five beautiful children.
Lead Pastor of Sojourn Church J-Town
Lisle Drury is the Lead Pastor of Sojourn Church J-Town in Louisville, KY. He was born & raised in Kentucky. Lisle met his wife Kathy while working at a Summer Camp in Ohio. He attend the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) where he received his MDiv in 1998. They have four boys, Michael Brian, Joseph, Conlan, and Daven. Lisle served as Pastor of Students and Families for 15 years at LaGrange Baptist Church before coming on as the Lead Pastor at Sojourn Church J-Town in 2010.
Lead Pastor of Sojourn Church Carlisle
James Fields, a native of Detroit, Michigan, has served as the Associate Pastor at Montrose Baptist Church in Rockville, Maryland, and Dean of Students at Montrose Christian School. Most recently, he served as the Ministry Director for 350+ undergraduate students at Princeton University. In addition, he served as an elder in his local church, Jacob’s Well, and as a Commissioner of the Civil Rights Commission for Princeton, New Jersey. James is married to his college sweetheart, Katherine, and they have three children. Together they enjoy opening their lives to others and being involved in their community. James is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Lead Pastor of Sojourn Church East
In 2011, Kevin Jamison became the Lead Pastor of Sojourn Church East. Alongside this role Kevin coaches pastors in preaching, vision and leadership. He also serves on the board of The Upstream Collective. Prior to moving to Louisville Kevin was the Founding Pastor of The Oaks Community Church in Middletown, OH. Kevin has been married to his wife Stephanie since January, 2004 and they have five children.
Lead Pastor of Sojourn Church North
Lead Pastor of Sojourn Church New Albany
Jonah Sage grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to the Louisville area from Panama City Beach, FL, in 2010. He studied Philosophy and German at Miami University (Oxford, OH) and received his Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013. Passionate about connecting with people and helping them flourish, Jonah has spent the last ten years participating in various startups in both the church and business world. He is married to Allison and they have three children, Booker, Cora, and Salem.
Director of Worship
Christina Gonzalez Givan
Director of Outreach and Mercy
Deacon of Women's Ministry
Deacon of Next Steps
Associate Pastor of Operations & Spiritual Formation
In 2011, Kevin Jamison became the Lead Pastor of Sojourn East. Alongside this role Kevin coaches pastors in preaching, vision and leadership. He also serves on the board of The Upstream Collective. Prior to moving to Louisville Kevin was the Founding Pastor of The Oaks Community Church in Middletown, OH. Kevin has been married to his wife Stephanie since January, 2004 and they have five children.
Middle School Staff Associate
Pastor of Community Life
Director of International Sending
Director of Lay Counseling
Property Maintenance Manager
Family Ministry Pastor
Lead Pastor Assistant
Director of Mobilization
Pastor of Spiritual Formation
Assistant Worship Leader
Director of Soul Care
Communications and Production Director
Sojourn Kids Director
Lead Pastor of Sojourn Church J-town
Associate Director of Family Ministries
Director of Connections
Jamaal Williams, a native of Chicago, Illinois, had his life changed forever when, at the age of 9, he watched his father become a Christian. Seeing the gospel transform his father—and his parents’ marriage—deeply impacted Jamaal. A few years later, Jamaal's parents accepted a call to full-time ministry. When Jamaal was 13, they planted a church. Around this time, Jamaal began to sense the Lord calling him into ministry as well.
In 2006, while attending Michigan State University and worshipping at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, Jamaal accepted God’s call to preach. At FFBC, Jamaal served as associate pastor and as a leader in the church’s youth and college ministry. He also served as the student president in a local chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
After college, Jamaal moved to Louisville to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his M.A. from the Billy Graham School of Missions in 2014 and his doctorate in Black Church Leadership in 2018. While at Southern, Jamaal was highlighted in the School of Missions’ 20th Anniversary magazine as one of 20 student alumni "making a difference in mission and ministry."
In Louisville, Jamaal joined Forest Baptist Church, an African-American church more than 150 years old. At Forest, Jamaal served first as young adult pastor and then as lead pastor, from 2008-2015. During those years, Forest became stronger and younger, adding new members and developing new, vibrant leaders.
In 2016, Jamaal accepted the call to become lead pastor of Sojourn Church Midtown. Under his leadership, Midtown is growing as a multicultural, multi-generational church. They emphasize reaching people with the gospel, building them up as the church, and sending them out to their neighborhoods, city, and beyond as gritty disciple-makers.
Jamaal and his family are no strangers to the hardships and sufferings that come with ministry. Jamaal resonates with Elisabeth Elliot when she says, “In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and love of God.”
Jamaal says the best decision he ever made was marrying Amber. The two met at Michigan State, where they became friends and eventually fell in love on a mission trip to Costa Rica. They were married in 2009. Amber and Jamaal are the proud parents of five beautiful children, each displaying his or her own unique personality. Besides ministry and family, Jamaal's passions include the 90s Chicago Bulls, reading, leadership, and becoming a more joyful human being.
Deacon of Care
Pastor of Care
Pastor of Sending
Sojourn College Staff
Director of Next Steps
Deacon of Sending Care
Director of Operations
Timothy Paul Jones
Director of Mercy & Pastoral Assistant
Deacon of Sojourn Arts
Director of Student Ministry
Associate Director of Church Planting
Associate Director of Worship and Tech
Associate Director of International Missions
Pastor of Reach Ministries
Worship Administrative Assistant
Director of Sojourn College
Executive Assistant to the Lead Pastor
Jarvis J. Williams
Director of Arts and Culture
Women's Ministry Director
Deacon of Worship
Sojourn Kids Volunteer Coordinator
Ministry & Business Administrator
Director of Collective Operations
Director of Communication
Director of Finance
Associate Director of Collective Missions
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