RUF at Winston-Salem State University is a new ministry to campus with a deep commitment to seeing students know Jesus, to love and enjoy Jesus and to make Jesus famous! RUF is a great place to grow in your faith and experience community as we come to know Jesus as beautiful and believable.
Jonah grew up in Goldsboro, North Carolina to a family actively engaged in the church. It was in the church that Jonah’s love for music grew as a musician that lead to a scholarship to attend Shaw University where Jonah majored in Music and English. Though Jonah had grown up in church, it was not until studying at Shaw that he received the good news of the gospel. Jonah’s deep desire to tell others about Jesus and what it means to be known by God through him, shaped his call to ministry. Jonah comes to RUF at WSSU from Salem Presbyterian Church and is completing a M.A. Theological Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary. Jonah loves his band, The Prophets, basketball and tattoos. Jonah is Shadeeya’s husband and dad to Neriah and Jonah.