Jonathan Walton is Intervarsity's New York City Urban Project Director. Jonathan has worked to call students and volunteers to put their faith into concrete, sustainable action for the last 7 years, first as a member of World Vision's Speaker's Bureau and now as Director of InterVarsity's NYCUP. He is also the author of three books of poetry and short stories. The latest, "Legal: The First 21-Years" is available at all booksellers.
Walton is available to speak on a variety of topics, not limited to but including:
The Gospel of Jesus Christ, the arts and faith, "hard questions about God", justice and poverty, creative activism and strategic development.
Presently, he lives with his wife Priscilla in Jackson Heights and looks forward to making Queens as much like Brodnax, Virginia as possible.
Walton is also available to teach poetry workshops and guest lecture at every level (references available upon request).
After much prayer and consideration, Walton has made a 20-year commitment to His service to God and those who have yet to know Him.
People ask me more than once a day, “so what exactly do you do?” and I give them the elevator pitch. InterVarsity’s mission is to see lives transformed, campuses renewed and world-changers developed. NYCUP exists to see leaders developed with the character and capacity to change the world. And then there is silence because you have [...]Read More
There have been more than 200 arrests in NY and NJ in an effort to crackdown on sex trafficking around the Super Bowl. Click here to learn more about one that JUST HAPPENED. ….”This is not viewed any longer as a victimless crime,” he said. “This is viewed as something where woman are seized [...]Read More
Francis Socorro (NYCUP 2010) graduated from William Patterson University aka “Willy P” last year. She sent me this message and I want to share it with you. “For about a year now, my five friends and I have weekly prayer meetings via conference call. The Super Bowl was one of the topics we would [...]Read More
We’ve all heard that sexual exploitation is a big part of the Super Bowl Weekend that no one wants to talk about. Well, let’s do more than talk about it! Let’s respond by taking concrete steps to invest in freedom and not exploitation. Host a Nomi Super Bowl Party! The first 3 people to [...]Read More
Join the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking TONIGHT for Stand Against Human Trafficking–NJ’s annual observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The night’s event will feature Somaly Mam, Justice Movement Dancers, and NYCUP Worship Leader Courtney Wong! Event details here.Read More
As I reflect on the 28 years that I have been allowed by God to live, I am humbled by the good and the hard things that I have seen, heard and been a part of. I remember picking strawberries on Mrs. Boze’s farm for pocket change to buy Chinese food. I also remember going [...]Read More
WATCH Sara Miller talk about the Beekman House. Sometimes when we see problems “over there” on television or in a documentary we immediately feel guilty for all that we have, ashamed of our technology or obligated to give. I know that happens to me. But then there are moments when I’m captured by the radical [...]Read More
This great post by Amy Hauptman captures what I’ve been thinking and feeling this Christmas season. Click here to read the full post on InterVarsity’s Blog. Jesus did not come for Christmas pageants, Christmas trees, or cookies. And he didn’t come for Advent wreaths, live camels, gingerbread houses, or Christmas light shows in sync with the [...]Read More