BIO


... Born in Washington DC and raised in Southern Maryland.


... His mother died of pancreatic cancer when he was just 5 years old, and for the next 7 years of his life he grew up in a broken and abusive home which led him into a downward spiral of bad choices and harmful addiction.


... From the age of 12 to 18, his older brother (Mark) was his legal guardian and provided him with much better opportunities to make something out of his life. 


... In a chapel service in 11th grade, Jason heard the message of the Gospel in a way he'd never heard it before. God deeply convicted his heart and began a radical change inside of him. That was the day that his "head faith" became a genuine "heart faith" and he became a disciple of Christ.


... Shortly after his conversion, Jason's Youth Pastor (Tim Duggins Sr.) began teaching, counseling, and mentoring him. He still does to this day.


... After graduating High School, Jason attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.


... During his summer breaks from college, Jason served in Christian camp ministry as a counselor, lifeguard, dishwasher, grounds crew, and whatever else the camp needed.


... While attending college, he worked landscaping and home improvement jobs to support himself.


... He graduated from Liberty University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Concentrations in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry.


... After graduating college, Jason served as a Youth Pastor for 15 years in Maryland, New Jersey, and Missouri.


... He became a Licensed Minister of the Gospel in 1997 and was publicly Ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1999.


... He's been married to his beautiful wife Stephanie since 1996, and they have 3 children: Autumn, Noah, and Gabrielle.


... He owns and operates a Painting/Handyman business.


... He is the Host of The GRIZ Podcast.


... Over the last 25 years, God has used Jason to help thousands of non-believers come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.


... In 2017, Jason was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and some other tick-born coinfections like Babesia, Bartonella, Mycoplasma, EBV, etc. Over the last few years, he been working with several specialists to heal.


... Favorite Sports Teams = Dallas Cowboys, Maryland Terps, Georgia Bulldogs.


... Favorite Foods = Sushi and Steak!


... Favorite Drinks = Coffee and Bourbon!


... Favorite Animal = Grizzly Bear (duh)!!!


... Favorite Music = Old School Rap and just about anything from the 80's!


... Favorite Movies = Braveheart, Gladiator, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Tombstone, Jason Bourne Series, Saving Private Ryan, Lone Survivor, Zero Dark Thirty, Act of Valor, American Sniper, The Revenant, 13 Hours, The Notebook, and anything with Denzel!


... Favorite Books = The Bible, My Utmost For His Highest (Chambers), The Screwtape Letters (Lewis), The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (Tolkien), Atomic Habits (Clear), The Warrior Ethos (Pressfield), Walking with God through Pain and Suffering (Keller), Man's Search for Meaning (Frankl), Heaven (Alcorn).


... Favorite Hobbies = Hanging with Family & Friends, Hiking, Biking, Climbing Mountains, Fishing, Kayaking, Reading, Writing, Podcasting, and Photographing Wildlife in its' natural habitat.