Jon J. Cardwell is a business leader, experienced copywriter and bestselling author. He is active as a branding coach, marketing consultant and publishing authority, helping business owners and entrepreneurs achieve their goals and fulfill their dreams. Known by those he works with as "The Concierge of Covert Business Strategies," Jon has narrowed his focus in business to create one company from several, Spec Ops Marketing.
A former Navy deep sea diver and Christian missionary to remote locales, his globetrotting and diversified background have been useful for helping others since he recognizes there are a multitude of perspectives all around the world.
He has eaten raw snake in Subic Bay and raw seal in Scammon Bay; monkey in Asia and moose in Alaska; balut in Luzon and bison in Lincoln. He has survived floods, blizzards, super typhoons, a major volcanic eruption, swimming with sharks, and a life-threatening disease. He has met a prince and ministered to the poorest of the poor in their homes in the garbage dump of Manila.
Jon is the “Spirited Speaker with Compelling Insights” who is sought for speaking engagements in ministry, marketing and mogo-on-the-g’go-go.
He has four children, two grandchildren and currently lives in Anniston, Alabama with his wife, Melissa, his mother-in-law, Virginia, and his dog, כלנ (pronounced kha-lev’, which is Hebrew for dog). Jon has also been the pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church since January 2009, his fourth pastorate since called into the ministry.