Jason grew up in Timmins, ON – a small city, but a lot like Edmonton with no NHL team, and less lifted trucks. After touring through eastern mysticism, agnosticism, and many other ‘isms’ in his young adult years, God broke into his life in his late 20’s. Since coming to trust Jesus Christ, Jason has been propelled by a passion to tell others of the true joy, hope, and peace he’s come to know in Jesus. This passion for the gospel led him from street preaching into serving full time for 8 years as a Student Ministries Pastor in Toronto, working with urban youth in a multicultural setting. While serving there, Jason was educated at Heritage College and Seminary, and ordained in 2011 with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada.
Convinced that the church is God’s vehicle for blessing the world, Jason’s goal is to lead the church in living out their identity as the saved and sent people of God. Simone, his wife, keeps him young and fun, while working one of the hardest jobs in the world as a full time mom to their 3 young children, Elise, Ethan and Isaac. All God’s gracious gifts! When Jason is not helping others know and follow Christ, he is known to enjoy a good movie, live theater, roughhousing with his children on the floor, jogging, working on his pull ups, and making his wife laugh at his buffoonery.