Jonathan (Jon) Underwood graduated from the Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary in 1978 with a B.A. in Christian Ministries and was ordained to the ministry a week after graduation. He and his wife Kathy married in 1980 and have served together in various ministries ever since, both locally and on short-term mission trips. They have four adult sons, two daughters-in-law, and one granddaughter. Jon and Kathy have lived in the community since 1981 and have a passion for seeing their neighbors come to know Jesus. In 2018, that passion led them back to New Burlington (they had been members from 1981 to 1987), when Jon accepted the call to be the preaching minister here. He is also the chaplain at the Christian Village at Mt. Healthy. Jon and Kathy have a real heart for missions. During a mission trip to Colombia, they were challenged to launch a ministry of providing books to the leaders of Spanish-speaking churches, both in the US and abroad. That challenge resulted in their launching La Palabra de Cristo (which means “the Word of Christ”), a Spanish book-publishing ministry. To date, they have published four titles that are being used in Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras, Belize, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Chile, and Spain—as well as in the US and possibly in other countries. “I believe God has a plan for this church,” Jon says. “Through prayer, a focus on evangelism (both local and global), and a commitment to serving our community, we are going to see God do some amazing things here! I hope you will come and join us!”
New Burlington Church of Christ
The New Burlington Church of Christ is a community of Bible-believing Christians who seek to promote the good news of Jesus Christ and the salvation He offers. Unlike some churches, where visitors and members alike are little more than a statistic in an attendance record, the members and visitors to NBCC are important. NBCC is a relatively small congregation where visitors are always welcome and members become friends.
While NBCC is a non-denominational church that has no headquarters or leadership outside the local congregation, it is affiliated with the historic American Restoration Movement. This movement is an effort to restore Biblical practices and ideas to the church and to diminish human-inspired doctrines and beliefs within the fellowship of believers. To find out more about the Restoration Movement here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restoration_Movement#Characteristics_of_the_Campbell_movement).
Visitors are always appreciated at NBCC, so we hope you will visit us soon!