Jonah Wright grew up in various small towns in central Illinois, and moved to the Chicago suburbs during his high school years. The son of church planters, he was raised in the church and believed in Jesus from an early age. But it was during his time attending Moody Bible Institute where he really felt God begin to work in his life. It was also at Moody where he discovered his passions for leading worship and the city of Chicago.

He married his wife, Riley, in 2022. Together they enjoy watching snobby movies and eating on patios with their friends and family.