Pastor Jonathan Pitts suffered a tremendous tragedy when his wife and mother to his four girls, Wynter Evans Pitts, died unexpectedly. Faced with the task of raising their four daughters alone and shouldering Wynter’s ministry, Jonathan turned to God as he navigated a new season he never asked for. In the months ahead, Jonathan found himself straddling two worlds: his life “before” Wynter, and the new one God was guiding him through—and as frightening and difficult as it was, God was leading Jonathan to streams in the desert, with life-giving gifts along the way.
“In the hardest of circumstances, there always is joy, there always is hope. There always is a through line of purpose and optimism that we can find because God is always working in everything. He's always working the good, the bad, the ugly. So there is this through line and it's our job just to find it.” —Jonathan Pitts
“in Genesis, it says that Jacob buried Rachel, he set a stone to remember her, and then he moved forward because he’s got these 12 sons to get to the Promised Land. There’s this reality, I knew that God was calling me. They [my daughters] were still on this Earth. I was still on this earth, and I was called to lead them and help them honor and memorialize their mom.” —Jonathan Pitts
“I've just really learned to trust God's timing. I've learned to trust God's voice. But I've also learned to just trust that Jesus is walking me every bit of the way.” —Jonathan Pitts
“I'm just trying to remind myself that life is less about having to nail everything and more about growing in wisdom, growing in understanding, growing in a relationship with Jesus, as I move forward.” —Jonathan Pitts