JASON'S 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 addictions. 


- 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 he became a genuine believer/follower of Jesus Christ because that's the day that transformation began!


- Shortly after his conversion, Jason's Youth Pastor (Tim Duggins Sr.) played a crucial role in teaching, counseling, and mentoring him.


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


- During 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.


- He 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).


- Jason hosts The GRIZ Podcast - a Weekly Podcast to help Christian dudes step-up and man-up.


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


- Jason continues to unashamedly teach God's truth all over the country at various Youth and Men's Events. If you're interested in him speaking at your event, click on our Booking Page.





Some Fun/Interesting 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 = U2, Crowder, VanHalen, Def Leppard, Switchfoot, Old School Rap, 80's Music.


- Favorite Movies = Braveheart, Gladiator, Lord of the Rings, Tombstone, and Denzel!


- Favorite Hobbies = Hanging with Family & Friends, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Kayaking, Shooting his Guns or Bow, Reading, Podcasting, and Home & Yard Projects.