Pastor Jonathan Holmes

Counseling Pastor, Parkside Church

Jonathan serves as the Counseling Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, OH, as well as the Campus Pastor at their Green Campus. Jonathan graduated from The Master’s College with degrees in Biblical Counseling and History and his M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of The Company We Keep. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three daughters, Ava, Riley, and Ruby. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys traveling, reading, and politics.

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Blog Posts (5)

August 18, 2015

5 Practical Ways to Help Your Counselees Find Friendships

Here are five practical ways we encourage counselees to find and form Christ-centered friendships. Continue reading →

August 17, 2015

Why Is Friendship So Hard?

Since the publication of The Company We Keep (TCWK), it’s been encouraging to see more being written on the topic of friendship here at the BCC. One of the...

June 15, 2015

I Don’t Know Caitlyn Jenner

While you and I will never meet or probably know Caitlyn Jenner, you’ll probably run into someone like her if not now, very soon. We must be equipped as...

May 14, 2015

8 Recommendations “When Counseling Hits a Dead End”

As a counseling pastor, one of the most frequent questions I receive from our lay counselors and caregivers is what to do when you’ve done all the “right things”...

December 23, 2014

Finding Security in the Midst of Our Insecurities

Paul writes some of the most comforting words in all of his writings in Romans 8:1 where he states, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ...

Reviews (14)

The Mingling of Souls
by Matt Chandler
A Loving Life
by Paul Miller
The Company We Keep
by Jonathan Holmes
Extravagant Grace
by Barbara Duguid
Is God Anti-Gay?
by Sam Allbery
The End of Our Exploring
by Matthew Lee Anderson
Who Am I?
by Jerry Bridges
No Ordinary Marriage
by Tim Savage
Gospel-Centered Discipleship
by Jonathan K. Dodson
John MacArthur
by Iain Murray
The Meaning of Marriage
by Tim Kellerand Kathy Keller

Latest Comments on Resources by Jonathan Holmes

cindy_dy0121 commented about Toy Story, Proverbs and Friendship on October 11

So happy to be given a privilege to post a comment here. You have a wonderful site. Thank you for the effort to publish this.

Jcluvsesh2 commented about on March 7

 I am reading this book now. I think he does a great job of communicating the thoughts and emotions you feel during a loss. He doesn’t over spiritualize or dismiss real feelings and emotions.

Jonny Vaughan commented about on February 24

A Grace Disguised is a wonderful book which brought us great comfort after the death of our son last year.

Mark Kelly commented about on February 21

Fear Not: Death & the Afterlife from a Christian Perspective by Ligon Duncan. ($2.99 - Kindle edition currently)

Debbie Pagan Baumgartner commented about on February 20

    A Grace Disguised

      How the Soul Grows through Loss
    by   Jerry Sittser