Their Record Deal Caused Some Controversy in Their Church
Since their father was a pastor, the brothers grew up in church. They lived two doors down from the church and most of their friends were part of the congregation. However, once the Jonas Brothers started to gain critical acclaim with their music, they explained that "things began to shift in the church" as people started speaking negatively about their father and his position within the church. "I think there was some judgement on us for not being a Christian band," Nick explains.
Their father eventually resigned from the church, and around the same time the Jonas Brothers found out that Columbia Records was dropping them.