One of Wesley's earliest 'Assistants,' active in Cornwall, Ireland and northern England. John Nelson stated in 1744: 'On my return to Leeds, I found that the Lord had greatly blessed the labours of Jonathan Reeves and John Bennet: several being converted by their preaching both there and at Birstal.' Reeves attended the Conferences of 1746, 1747 and 1748. In 1746 he was appointed a trustee of the Orphan House, Newcastle. In 1758 he left Methodism and became the first Chaplain of the Magdalen Hospital, London. He later became a curate in Whitechapel and rector of Westham in Essex.