Jon’s idea of starting Grace Harbor came after he voluntarily created and managed a Bible-based recovery program for Shepherd’s Gate (a subsidiary of Miracle Hill Ministries) in 1993. After nearly two years of fruitful work at Shepherd’s Gate, and with a growing vision to serve the community and the Church, Jon launched Grace Harbor on January 1, 1995.
Jon married Tamarah in 1990 after having met on a tennis court in 1986. (He swears he lost their first match just so he could take her out to dinner. She begs to differ!). They have two sons, both of whom are currently in college. The Hagens are active members at Grace Church (Downtown).
Educationally, Jon earned his doctoral degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Prior to that, Jon earned his Bachelor’s, Graduate, and Seminary degrees from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. Jon’s focus throughout his studies was the intersection of theology and psychology, with a bias that all psychological theories are subordinate to and find their best expression in the wisdom of God’s Word.