Biography of Bishop Jon Walden
Bishop Jon Walden is an anointed minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He felt the call to preach God’s word 29 years ago on the island of Jamaica while on a mission trip. Since his call, he was ordained a bishop in the year 2002 and has spent the last 29 years ministering Christ through evangelism, youth ministry, and International mission work. Bishop Jon Walden has had the opportunity to preach and teach across the United States. He has also worked and ministered on the mission fields of India, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Haiti, and Puerto Rico.
In 1999, he attended World Harvest Bible College in Columbus, Ohio after graduating high school a year early through the Aspinwall Christian Academy. After attending college, he was married in 2001 to Angie Crosier. He began working as the youth pastor of the Brimfield Church of God Mountain Assembly. He was ordained by the Church of God Mountain Assembly in 2002.
He worked at the Brimfield Church of God as the youth pastor until August 2006 when he became the National Youth Director of the Church of God Mountain Assembly. In this role, he was responsible for raising funds of over $100,000 yearly for the youth department of the Church of God Mountain Assembly. He served in this role until August 2010.
In August 2010, he was elected and continues to serve as one of four men on the Executive Board of the Church of God Mountain Assembly. He is the Assistant General Secretary/Executive Board Member. In 2010, he also was appointed as the Evangelistic Outreach Director of Aspinwall Church.
On February 9, 2014, he became the Senior Pastor of the Aspinwall Church. Bishop J. Jon Walden serves the community of Collinwood in Cleveland, Ohio as the Senior Pastor of the Aspinwall Church. Pastor Jon, First Lady Angie, Leah, Jaylin, and Mya live in the Collinwood community.
In July 2021, Pastor Jon stepped out of the office of Executive Board Member and was re-elected the National Youth Director for another season of work with youth for the CGMA. He serves as the Bishop and Overseer of the North East Ohio District, Senior Pastor of Aspinwall Church, and the National Youth Department and Development Director. He has a heart to serve the Lord and to spark that desire in the future generations.
He, along with the church, have dedicated their efforts to serving the community. Pastor Jon has established a partnership with the Greater Cleveland Foodbank which provides food for the Trailblazers ministry, GLOW homeless ministry, and God’s Harvest food pantry. The church connects our community to Christ by giving locally: providing transportation to church each week, school supply hand-outs at the start of school, Christmas presents as well as private help with clothing. The church works on an international level through supporting mission work in India and Jamaica. Each year, Aspinwall Church collaborates with churches nationally to provide supplies to an underserved country in a 40-foot container.
The purpose of the Aspinwall Church is to make our community a better place by the service we provide to God through our charitable acts to the community. Our vision is to Connect our Community to Christ.
The Aspinwall Church purchased a 25,000 sq. foot building which is completely renovated and dedicated for the use of our outreach ministries. This Community Outreach Center is attached to our church property on 14404 Saranac Avenue. The church is utilizing the building to have a thrift shop for the community with furniture, clothing, housewares and more for very reasonable prices, as well as prepare meals for the homeless and for our food pantry through the Cleveland Food bank.