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Jonathan Walton

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.


    My First Time at Hot Yoga… 10155810_10101206488893382_814974890119417953_n

    Football, soccer, track, basketball, boxing, running, Muay Thai, running again and now, hot yoga. My bad, Bikram yoga to be proper…I think.   Picture this: silent room, save for the voice of a teacher. People are there of all ages and sizes, focused solely on their breathing and this lady’s voice (FYI: Tamoko is awesome). Oh, and it’s 105 [...]

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    He said, “Get the #$%# out of my neighborhood…” 10155758_10152435530082873_1921572128_n

    “How do you have the nerve to come to my neighborhood? I have lived here all my life and there is not sex-trafficking here. Get the f*?& out of my neighborhood and don’t ever come back you *&%?. You %^&$, you #@&.”   Every year, we make a schedule and we do our best to [...]

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    He Wants to Turn a Strip Club Into a Church…Let’s PRAY! New York City

    Our God doesn’t throw things away. He redeems them. And that’s exactly what He aims to do with us and every corner of creation — including a strip club in the South Bronx. Every week, there are students praying for His Kingdom to come in real and transformative ways. Candace Cody and some others from [...]

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    “For the first time I realized, God loves me.” 10003904_10203381975132525_1025010393_n

    “For the first time I realized, that God loves me”.   That’s what she said to me after watching Entre Nos, an amazing film chronicling the life of an abandoned, undocumented mother of two surviving on the streets of Queens, NY. Jackie* discovered that it is truly more blessed to give than to receive.   Some [...]

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    25 Events in 40 Days…You’re Invited! NYCUP 2013

    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 [...]

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    NEWSFLASH: Police Bust High-End Korean High-End Sex & Drug Trafficking Gang restorenyc

    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 [...]

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    Praying for the Hotels Around Superbowl Stadium – Francis Socorro IMG_0779

    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 [...]

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    Nomi Network: Super Bowl Party for a Purpose DSC_3534

    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 [...]

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