Joe Jonas was born in Casa Grande, Arizona and grew up in Wycoff, New Jersey.
Jonas and his two equally-famous brothers, Nick and Kevin, were raised Evangelical Christians. Their father, Nick Sr., was a pastor at the Wycoff Assemblies of God Church.
Joe’s faith is clearly important to him and permeates his personal and professional life. Asked to comment on the intersection of Christianity and rock 'n roll, Joe said:
Even songs we write today, if you really listen to the lyrics, it can be about love songs, but it’s also about our relationship with God. It’s simple. We’re Christian guys in a rock ‘n’ roll band.
At the beginning of their career, the Jonas Brothers’ “purity rings” were highly scrutinized and, as is the tradition in their church, they pledged to stay virgins until they were married. However, Joe was criticized by fans and paparazzi after being spotted without his purity ring with his serious girlfriend, Ashley Greene.
But amidst the criticism, Joe has stayed strong in his faith. He has often expressed gratitude to God for his success and seems to particularly enjoy Bible study and group prayers during Jonas Brothers tours.
That would sort of conflict with their buddy-buddy relationship with the Obamas. It’s no secret that Obama’s daughters are huge fans of the Jonas Brothers and the two families have met on more than one occasion. The president even joked once that if the Jonas Brothers got cute with his daughters, he wasn’t above sending predator drones after them.
But none of this means anything in respect to Joe’s personal political views, which still remain a mystery. The most political thing he’s ever done is to promote voter registration and encourage people to get out and vote.