Born and raised in the state of Vermont, Bishop Stewart enjoyed growing up in this small country setting amidst the backdrop of the beautiful Green Mountains. It was during his early childhood that he had a profound experience with Christ that forever changed the course of his life.

Pursuit of higher education eventually brought Bishop Stewart to the greater Pittsburgh region where he initially served in his church as a music director. It was at this same church he was introduced to his beautiful wife, Bethany. They married in 1999 and now enjoy the company of their five children.

Jonathan and Bethany have been serving the congregations of the Community of the Crucified One, as pastors, since 2008. Along with having vocations as pastors, Jonathan is a licensed attorney, and Bethany is a practicing Physicians' Assistant. Together they have been privileged over the years to use their gifts in support of local church building as well as travel abroad on foreign missions. They have a passion for sharing the great depth and breadth of Christ's indiscriminate, unmerited, and unconditional love for all.