Jon Courson Writer
Jon Courson is a Christian leader and pastor in the United States. In 1977, Courson founded the Applegate Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational church in southern Oregon with a congregation of twenty people, which grew to 8,000 people by 2002. Today, 3,000 people attend Applegate each week. In addition, Courson speaks nationally and internationally at churches, conferences, and retreats. Courson's radio teaching ministry, Searchlight, is aired on more than 400 radio stations daily. Jon is well-known for his verse-by-verse approach to teaching the Bible, and for his comforting and humorous, but direct, style. He has amassed more than 1,500 expositional and topical Bible studies during his ministry. He is the author of A Future and a Hope, A Day's Journey, and A Place For You, A Pillar By Day, and the 3-volume Jon Courson's Application Commentary. In 2002, Courson accepted a request to join his longtime mentor and friend Chuck Smith at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in California. In 2005, Courson moved on to teach at a pastor training school in Carmen Serdan, Mexico for young men. In March of 2006 Courson left Carmen Serdan to move back to southern Oregon.
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