JASON'S BIO


- Born in Washington DC and raised in the Southern Maryland Area.


- His mother died when he was 5 years old, and for the next 7 years 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 new 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.


- His Youth Pastor (Tim Duggins Sr.) played a crucial role in teaching, counseling, and mentoring him.


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


- He served in Christian Camp Ministry during his summer breaks from college.


- At college, he worked landscaping and home improvement jobs to support himself.


- In 1997, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Concentrations in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry.


- He's been married to his wife Stephanie since 1996, and they have 3 children: Autumn, Noah, and Gabrielle. They also have an awesome yellow lab, named Ruger.


- After graduating college, he 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 improvement business to help support his family and ministry.


- He hosts The GRIZ Podcast - a weekly podcast for Christian men.


- 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.


- He continues to unashamedly teach God's Word all over the country at various Youth and Men's Events.





Some Fun Facts about Jason ...


- Favorite Sports Teams = Dallas Cowboys, Maryland Terps, Washington Capitals.


- Favorite Foods = Sushi, Chipotle, and Dark Chocolate!


- 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, Reading, Podcasting, and Home & Yard Projects.