My name is Jon Alverson. It is my honor to serve as the pastor of Linwood Baptist Church since the summer of 2013. I was born into the home of a pastor, and spent many years on the mission field serving with my family. I was saved as a young boy in Shelby, North Carolina while my father served as the pastor of the Morning Star Baptist Church. I have never been able to get over what happened to me that night on my knees. The direction of my life was changed by the power of the Gospel, and I want to spend the rest of my days telling others about what our loving Lord can do for them.
I owed and operated three companies in the Chattanooga, Tennessee and North Georgia areas for 15 years. I served at Temple Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee assisting the pastor as the Missions and Administrative Dirctor before answering the call to come to Linwood Baptist as pastor. My family and I have been amazed to watch what God has done through the ministry of Linwood Baptist Church.