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Jonathan McReynolds

Pastor, Aenon Missionary Baptist Church

Years in current role: 5.5

What was your biggest success in 2021?

Leading a historic 99-year Rochester institution through the pandemic, while still engaging in our mission and impacting the local community through missions, community engagement and social justice.

What are your expectations for 2022?

During 2022 I expect to impact the community in a greater manner through community partnerships and developing grass root movements for social change.

What is your biggest takeaway from dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?

The community while facing many challenges has not lost its humanity toward each other.

What is your favorite thing about the Rochester community?

The way our community perseveres. While we face numerous challenges we still persevere toward transformative solutions.

If time were no issue, what would you do to help the community that you aren’t already doing?

I would love to volunteer weekly in schools to mentor at-risk young men by organizing a support group.

This profile is part of Rochester Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2022. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. View the full list at


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