Jonathan O'Brien

Where I serve

My wife, Lauren, and I have served at multiple campuses before being sent to the University of South Carolina. We lead a team of 6 missionaries in hopes of reaching the 35,590 souls at USC!

We are grateful to have walked with students in discipleship that have gone on to pursue religious vocations, gotten married, become teachers, coaches, nurses, engineers, and even missionaries themselves. They have gone from leading bible studies for other college students to leading bible studies in their parish. They have walked with their friends in college to lead their spouses, building the Domestic Church. It is a great joy for Lauren and I to accompany students to become missionary disciples!

My Story

We both encountered missionaries on our campuses, at Texas A&M & South Alabama, who were very timely in our conversion to Christ. These friendships helped radically transform for us what it meant to live out the Christian life. After experiencing personal transformation, we could not help but share what we had received with our college friends. The call to serve God and His Church as a missionary was born after seeing our own friends’ lives changed. God allows us to give the same gift to others that we have received ourselves.

Your Impact

Lauren and I have been blessed to serve as full-time missionaries on campus due largely to the financial support we receive from people like you! Your gift allows us to explicitly proclaim the message of the gospel: “There is no true evangelization if the name, the teaching, the life, the promises, the kingdom, and the mystery of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, are not proclaimed” (— Evangelii Nuntiandi 22). We would love to set up an appointment with you to have you join us as we seek to serve the mission of the Church to make disciples of all nations (Mt 28:19).

Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Call or Text: (281) 220-7007

Email: [email protected]

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