... 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 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 and God changed his life from the inside-out! That was the day that he became a genuine believer/follower of Jesus Christ.
... Shortly after his conversion, Jason's Youth Pastor (Tim Duggins Sr.) played a crucial role in teaching, counseling, and mentoring him ... and 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 threw at him!
... While attending college, he constantly worked landscaping and home improvement jobs to support himself.
... In 1997, he graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Concentrations in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry.
... He's been married to his beautiful wife Stephanie since 1996, and they have 3 children: Autumn, Noah, and Gabrielle. They also have two labs: Ruger and Remington.
... 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 owns and operates a small home improvement business to help support his family and ministry - Home Touch-Ups, LLC.
... He is the host of The GRIZ Podcast - a Weekly Podcast to help guide, encourage, and equip Christian dudes to live the manly life that God's calling them to live.
... Over the last 25 years, God has graciously used Jason to literally help thousands of non-believers around the world understand the true message of the gospel and come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
... Jason continues to unashamedly teach God's truth all over the world through various venues ... not only evangelizing non-believers, but also helping to guide, encourage, and equip Christ-followers in their spiritual journey. If you're interested in having Jason speak at your event, visit our online Book Page - Link Here.
... Jason suffers from Late-Stage Lyme Disease and chronic headaches. In his weakness, God's strength has been made manifest.
Some NOT so deep and serious FACTS about Jason ...
... Favorite Sports Teams = Dallas Cowboys, Maryland Terps, Washington Capitals.
... Favorite Food = Sushi!
... Favorite Drink = Starbucks Coffee (hot, never cold).
... Favorite Animal = Grizzly Bear!!!
... Favorite Music = Crowder, U2, VanHalen, Def Leppard, Lenny Kravitz, RUN DMC, The Police, Jimmy Eat World, Jason Aldean, Josh Garrels, Switchfoot, Relient K, Skillet, LeCrae, Trip Lee, KB, Andy Mineo, Tedashi, NF, Pillar, POD, Disciple, Supertones, Old School 80's Rap, and 80's Pop Music.
... 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 Hobbies = Hanging with Family & Friends, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Climbing Mountains, Hunting, Fishing, Kayaking, Reading, Writing, Podcasting, and Watching Wildlife in their natural habitat.