The Rev. Jonathan H. Riddle
Church of the Cross
110 Calhoun St. PO Box 1043 Bluffton, SC, 29910
(843) 757-2661 Business
(843) 757-2663 Fax
Jonathan spent his life in and around the church, but a true understanding of the Gospel did not come until his freshman year at Appalachian State University when a professor on campus shared the Gospel with him. He was involved with the Young Life Ministry while in Boone and worked as a Youth Pastor on Pawleys Island after graduation. While on Pawleys Island, he realized a call to ordained ministry and went on to earn a Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. After being ordained, Jonathan accepted a call to serve as an Assistant Priest with Prince of Peace Anglican Church in Melbourne, Florida, for three years. In 2005, he and his wife, Lisa, were then led to plant and found a church in Fort Mill, South Carolina. They began in their living room with just their family; two years later they found themselves worshiping with 90 people in the local YMCA. Six years later, Jonathan accepted a call to assist Christ the King Anglican Church in Boone, North Carolina, where he served until coming to The Church of the Cross in 2012. Jonathan lives in Bluffton with his wife, Lisa, and their six children. You may have the pleasure of hearing Jonathan share in his sermons and teachings references and quotes from a few of his favorite authors and movies. Here is a glimpse into just a few of his favorites: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dr. Tim Keller, Dr. J.I. Packer, A River Runs Through It, Tombstone, Interstellar, and God Grew Tired of Us.