At an early age, I understood that Jesus had died for my sins and rose from the dead. I trusted Jesus as my Savior when I was a young boy, and was then baptized at 7 years old in Arlington, Texas.
When I was 9 years old, a guest speaker at church asked those who felt like God was calling them to be a missionary to come forward. I didn’t know what all that would mean, but I was convinced that God wanted me to respond. I got my Dad’s permission and went forward, followed quickly by my sister. A few minutes later my Dad relented to God’s call too. A few years later our family left Texas and moved to Belgium, Europe, where I spent my junior and senior high school years.
My parents weren’t the only ones in the family who were used on the mission field. I learned some guitar from my Dad and joined the worship team of the little church we went to. By the time I was 14 I was leading worship in church, and went on to help train worship teams for the churches we helped plant. Working with my parents I also helped start combined youth ministry programs for several churches, and was in charge of leading worship and also the junior high boys.
After I graduated from the local high school in Diepenbeek, Belgium, I went on to continue my music and ministry training at Colorado Christian University where I got a BA in music, and more importantly, met my lovely wife Danica.
After college Danica and I moved to Stanwood, Washington to be closer to her family. In 1997 I accepted the call and became the worship leader at Cedarhome Baptist Church. For 18 years I had the privilege of discipling others, training worship teams, maintaining the church’s computers and website, and all kinds of other duties that fall to the worship leader in a medium-sized country church. Along the way the Lord blessed us with three fantastic children: Cameron, Madison and Aaron.
In 2015 the Lord led me to join the Crossway International team and I am excited about what the Lord has prepared!
Jason’s Area of Ministry
The areas where God has given Jason a passion and gifting are in music, technology and discipleship. In many ways he is just continuing the ministry that God called him to when his family first arrived in Belgium, by training, discipling, and teaching young men and women to make full use of the tools of music and technology for God’s Kingdom.
A missionary wears lots of hats and has the pleasure of serving in lots of ways, but some of the chief ways he will be serving with Crossway International are:
- overseeing mercy projects (like water wells, schools, …)
- evangelism training, evangelistic concerts overseas
- worship, leadership and evangelistic training overseas at Pastors’ Conferences
- home office work (multimedia production etc.)