Jon Becker is the Pastor of Family Ministries at Cornerstone. Jon’s giftedness lies in teaching, and he is passionate about teaching the Word of God and discipling the next generation into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Jon asked Jesus into his life as a young child, and he understands the transformative power that a relationship with Christ can have for children and teens.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Jon moved to Indiana when he was 8 years old, and has been a resident of the area ever since. A tumultuous college career eventually led Jon to discover his ability to teach. Jon earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Education from Indiana University Northwest and taught high school mathematics for 8 years in the Gary Community School Corporation before returning to Indiana University Northwest, where he has been part of the faculty for more than 20 years.
Family: Jon and his wife Kate met at Crown Point High School when they were in their early teens, and they have been married for 30 years. They have 8 children, ranging in age from 11 to 27, and in 2016, they became grandparents for the first time.
Biggest Influences: John C. Maxwell, Steve Buchelt (former youth pastor), Gordon Becker (my dad)
Music in my car: Every Casting Crowns CD, Big Daddy Weave, Larry Norman, Styx
Favorite Word: Peaceful
Least Favorite Word: Diet
Sound I love: My wife and kids saying “I love you.”
Sound I hate: My alarm clock at 5:00 am
Favorite movies: Apollo 13, The Martian, most Marvel Movies
Favorite Books: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell, The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews, and Turn the Ship Around by L. David Marquet.
Spare time: Reading, bicycling, and playing board games with his family.
Best invention: The clock
Another profession I would like to try: Coffee Barista
A profession I never want to try: Welder
Passions: Family, Coffee, Reading, Coffee, Games, Coffee, Public Speaking, Coffee, and Sleeping…hey, how do you sleep when you drink all that coffee?!?!?
Biggest frustration: Procrastination
When I get to Heaven, I’d like to hear God say: “Good job, Jon!”
Jon lives in Demotte, Indiana, with his wife, 6 of his 8 kids, 4 cats, 2 rats, and 2 rabbits.