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Biographical Sketch of Jon W. Morrison, Ministering Evangelist

At Cedar Crest Church of Christ, we are proud to be led by Minister Jon W. Morrison, who is guiding our faithful Church of Christ congregation in Dallas, Texas. Born on March 18, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, Minister Morrison is the proud son of Dr. Woodie and Anne Morrison. He is blessed to have had two siblings, Vickie Brackens and the late Ken Morrison. He is happily married to the former Lataria Andrews of Dallas. They have one son (Jostyn), and one daughter (Jensyn).

After graduating from high school and completing two years of instruction at Weatherford College, he attended and graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Business Administration-Management, as well as Southwestern Christian College with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. He has also earned a Master of Science in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University in Mesquite, Texas.

Minister Morrison received his initial ministerial training under the careful guidance of his father, the evangelist of the 6th Ave Church of Christ, for more than 15 years. While working with his father, he learned many aspects of practical ministry and Bible study. He later received additional training under the tutelage of Dr. David Lane, minister of the Marsalis Avenue Church of Christ, for approximately four years. While working with Dr. Lane, he acquired a wealth of knowledge regarding the dynamics of ministerial leadership, organizational management and sermon preparation. While attending Southwestern Christian College, he received formal instruction in the areas of biblical studies and ministry that greatly enhance his effectiveness as a church leader. During these years, he benefitted from significant classroom and one-on-one developmental training with Dr. Jack Evans, Sr., Dr. James Maxwell and Dr. Ben Foster, Sr. Another highlight of his training and preparation includes a ministerial internship with Dr. Eugene Lawton, minister of the Newark Church of Christ in Newark, New Jersey. Under his mentorship, Bro. Morrison was taught various elements of argumentation and debate, church administration and evangelistic preaching.


Prior to working with the Cedar Crest congregation, he was privileged to serve the Marsalis Avenue Church of Christ (Dallas, Texas) as Associate Minister and the West End Church of Christ (Terrell, Texas) as Senior Minister. He has worked as the Dean of Men at Southwestern Christian College for the past five years. His writings have been published in national brotherhood publications including the Christian Echo, and he is perpetually busy conducting gospel meetings, revivals, seminars and workshops throughout our great brotherhood. He is also privileged to speak yearly on several state, regional, and national venues.

When asked about those who have influenced his life, several individuals came to mind. He answered, "The first people who come to mind are my parents. Both of them continue to have a profound impact on my life and ministry to this day. Together, with God's help, they laid a strong Christian base upon which my entire life is founded. Through the years, my father has shared an invaluable wealth of wisdom with me, and my mother is one of the most spiritual people I know. The late pioneer evangelist, Dr. J.S. Winston, Sr., also had a great impact on me at an early age. As someone I grew up admiring, I will always cherish the personal interest he showed in me. I was also greatly influenced by the many loving members of the 6th Avenue congregation in Mineral Wells and the Marsalis Avenue congregation in Dallas. They've always been very supportive of me and many of them played a significant role in my development as a child. In addition to those already mentioned, there is a host of ministers and church leaders who have made significant deposits over the years. I feel blessed to enjoy those relationships with so many from coast to coast."

Today, Minister Morrison is continuously occupied as he balances the demands of family, local ministry, school administration, and a perpetual travel schedule.