Lead Pastor / PastorJason@beincommunity.com
Pastor Jason, the founding and lead pastor of commUNITY church, was born and raised in Muncie, attending Heritage Hall, then earning his BS in Accounting from Ball State (’00), MS in Information and Communication Sciences from Ball State (’03), and MA in Theological Studies from Liberty University (’11). As an elder of the church, Pastor Jason is passionate about Jesus, preaching/teaching the Word, and cultivating leaders to cultivate leaders as we seek to raise up and plant more churches.
Married since 1999 to Nici, his best friend and partner in ministry, they have three children, and have served previously as licensed foster parents, seeking to minister to children placed in their home with the hope of showing the love of Christ to the children and leave them with a lasting knowledge of how impactful a loving and Biblical family can be. Pastor Jason has served as a volunteer firefighter and chaplain for the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Dept, where he had the opportunity to serve those who serve. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Committee for Integrity Enhancement, a local organization seeking to promote and honor high integrity and good character within the members of our community. In all his spare time, he works as a Program Director for a Fortune 50 company, which allows him to remain grounded in “the real world” and not become so lost in “ministry” that he loses sight of the challenges that the people he pastors are facing.
Jason's Top 3's:
1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
3. Pretty much any movie from the 80s
Cars to drive someday:
2. '69-'72 Chevy Nova SS
3. '69 Dodge Charger
Places to live:
1. Near warm ocean breezes and white sandy beaches
2. Near warm ocean breezes and white sandy beaches
3. Near warm ocean breezes and white sandy beaches
Given Jason’s education and experiences, he’s knowledgeable and available to speak to your group on leadership, church planting and growth, and Biblical manhood. Please contact the church for details.
Nik Sloan - Elder / Associate Pastor
Holly Terry - Deacon / Director of REACH
Emily Ashton - Ministry Assistant / commUNITY Kids Director