Jon is a son of the city of Indianapolis. Having grown up in the Old Northside of Downtown Indy, he early on developed a heart for the life and diversity of the Circle City. 

In 2000 he moved to Nashville, TN pursuing a career in the music industry and instead found his wife Kelley and a call to ministry. Jon has served in full-time ministry for 15 years as a creative director, worship pastor, and consultant. Jon and Kelley are accomplished songwriters and are deeply passionate about utilizing various artistic mediums to communicate the narrative of the Gospel. Jon received his Bachelors Degree from Florida State Univserity and attended the Every Nation Leadership Institute. 

In the summer of 2016, Jon, Kelley, and their five children (Isaiah, Aaron, Judah, Jonny, and Eleanor) returned to Indy to plant City of Lights church. 

Team leads

  • Erika Lightborne


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  • Jayson Lightborne


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  • Shaun Ortman


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  • Kelley Owens

    city kids director

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  • ephraim OWENS

    worship arts director

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  • Jarred "Grey" Patterson

    Storytelling Director

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