The Reverend Jonathan Michael Wade is a young charismatic leader, intuitive thinker, and gifted communicator serving as the Senior Pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church of Baltimore City. Described as a young man with an old soul, his unique personality, skills, and interests enables him to lead and work with youth, faith-based, business, and leadership organizations. Prior to coming to Macedonia, Pastor Wade served as Executive Minister to the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church, DC; under the leadership of his pastor Rev. Dr. Frank D. Tucker.
Born in Baltimore, MD, Pastor Wade spent a majority of his life as a Washingtonian where he graduated from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Philosophy from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and a Master’s of Divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity; as well as two certificates in Executive Leadership for Ministers from Howard University School of Business.
He has worked as a consultant with the Christian humanitarian organization, World Vision, training youth leaders on new strategic methodologies for youth development. He also has consulted with a sexual assault prevention organization, MenCanStopRape (MCSR), where he mentored young men to display positive forms of masculinity in order to proactively stop sexual assault and violence against women and trained organizational partners with a proprietary curriculum developed by MCSR. Currently, he works with the Economic Club of Washington DC as a member of the Scholarship Alumni Leadership Council working to support Economic Club scholarship recipients with mentorship, networking, and professional development opportunities.
Pastor Wade is the son of Gleniss Wade and Leroy Wade. He shares a birthday with his fraternal twin brother Justin. He is an avid reader, drummer, movie-lover, and serial hobbyist always seeking to learn new skills and experience new things.