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Welcome to my site! I am in the process to be ordained as a pastor in The United Methodist Church, and am currently travelling the U.S. on my Forward Together tour. I hope you’ll join this movement of reclaiming the Church as a force of love, and committing to transforming this world together through the power of love! If you are able, please consider supporting my ministry by pledging a monthly donation here.

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Together with Love
Together with Love

Contact & Bio

J.J. is currently a senior at Sarah Lawrence College, just outside New York City, and is a certified candidate for ministry in The United Methodist Church. He has worked as the Children’s Ministry Director at Ardsley UMC, and as the Spiritual Life Coordinator for Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center. J.J. spent the 2017-18 academic year studying Biblical Hebrew and theology at Oxford University, England. During summer 2018, J.J. had his first preaching tour, “Renewal,” in which he was invited to speak at eight churches in seven weeks around the state of New York.

J.J. has spent the past four years preaching at churches and youth events, founding a progressive Christian community on his campus, leading the Young Adult Ministries Team of the Upper NY Conference, and was a lay delegate to the special session of the General Conference in February where he made his impassioned speech for inclusion and unity, which was featured by the Huffington Post. J.J. has been featured in Study Breaks Magazine, the Sarah Lawrence Phoenix, and has a free YouTube Bible study, “Called to Love.” J.J. is excited to announce that his summer 2019 tour, “Forward Together,” will be expanding to cities across the U.S.!

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Contact

Email: connectwithjjwarren@gmail.com

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Together with Love
Together with Love

Blog

UMC: What’s Next?

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) Since last Friday, I have flown roughly 2,890 miles, taken countless selfies, and fluctuated emotionally between awe, despair and hope. Throughout the last five days and two conferences, two things are clearer for me than ever: the Spirit …

Is the UMC Dead?

We are in a time of great division and pain. To have a global denomination in countries where same-sex acts are still illegal—and with countries like Brunei which just recently codified their condemnation of homosexual people to death by stoning—to be a Church in all of these places, and to expect us all to agree …