Jonathan “Coach JC” Conneely is the founder of Fit First Responders, a non-profit organization that is training first responders to be fit for duty and fit for life. In addition to training professional and Division I athletes, his Tulsa based facility and online program ffronline.tv has trained thousands of responders from over 46 agencies. In this episode, Coach JC talks about his 4 pillars of success and how you can make the choice today to become truly fit for duty, fit for life.
Coach JC energetically encourages you to develop a winning mindset, make positive choices, and understand a well-rounded approach to fitness. The 4 pillars of success are focus, fitness, food, and family. He takes time to explain each area, and offers practical resources through ffronline.tv to help you get fit.
Jonathan Parker is a professional communicator, trainer, podcaster, and pastor who is passionate about serving law enforcement officers and their families.
Jonathan was raised in Savannah, GA, and after earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, he moved to Cleveland, TN to complete his graduate studies. He graduated from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in 2006 with a Master of Divinity.
Jonathan began working with the Chattanooga Police Department in 2007, and has served on Patrol, as a School Resource Officer in an inner-city high school, and as an adjunct training instructor for multiple agencies. He was twice named “Officer of the Year” for the Chattanooga Police Department, received two life-saving medals – one of those for performing CPR on his wife Meredith who was clinically dead for over 15 minutes after suffering a massive heart attack eight (8) days after the birth of their daughter, and he also received the Tennessee Governor’s Homeland Security Award from former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredeson.
Jonathan is the host of the “Watch Your Six” podcast, which serves law enforcement and first responder families by providing practical resources in six critical areas to help them successfully navigate life and their career.
Jonathan, Meredith, and their daughter Olivia are the founding Pastors of Cop Church Chattanooga, a worship gathering for law enforcement families that launched in February 2015.
Jonathan can be reached via his website at www.JonathanOParker.com or www.CopChurch.com.