Johnathan Sublet grew up in the South Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, TX in a single parent home. He went to church whenever someone could bring him, and became a believer at age 6. Overcoming the odds, he later attended the University of Tulsa. He earned a degree in Chemical Engineering and was hired by Dow Chemical.
However, Johnathan soon realized God had something else for him and returned to school. He attended the College of Biblical Studies, and became an associate pastor at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Clute, Texas. Desiring to learn more, Johnathan transferred to Dallas Theological Seminary (Houston) to earn his Masters in Christian Education.
But God had additional plans.
Feeling led to be a part of a church focused on building greater racial diversity in the body of Christ, Johnathan accepted a part time youth pastor position with Hope Fellowship in Lake Jackson, Texas.
During his last semester at DTS, Jonathan began seeking God’s next step. He eventually realized God wanted him in Freeport, TX. He sold his house and moved into a low-income housing apartment complex, where he had already been ministering. He eventually transitioned from his engineer job and made the leap to full-time pastoring at Crossover. He met his future wife, Tricia, in 2015 and the two tied the knot in December of 2015.
Johnathan believes in reaching people where they are. He does this through community involvement with groups like Brazosport Cares (local food pantry), as Vice President for the local chapter of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemist and Chemical Engineers, serving as an Anchor Dad for the Brazosport High School Football Team, and volunteering at O.A. Fleming & Velasco Elementary Schools.
On typical day, he can be found happily married and serving with Tricia in the community, bike riding, working out, and getting to know the people around him, so he can help them discover their full kingdom potential.