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, helping men learn what it means to be Biblical men in today’s world (based on 1 Corinthians 16:13-14), 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 two biological children and are also licensed foster parents, who, as a family seek 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 also serves as a volunteer firefighter and chaplain for Yorktown Volunteer Fire Dept, where he desires to serve those who serve and be involved in the community wherever he can. In his spare time, he’s a Senior Technical Project Manager for a Fortune 40 company, which allows him to remain grounded in “the real world” and not become so lost in “ministry stuff” that he loses sight of the challenges that the people he pastors are facing.
God has allowed Jason to serve unofficially as an executive pastor when Jason first responded to God’s call to ministry, and when it was time to step up, Pastor Jason and his family moved to Wintersville, OH to serve as associate pastor at Crossroads Christian Church. God unexpectedly called Pastor Jason and his family back to Muncie first to serve as youth pastor at a local church before planting commUNITY church in their living room in 2012. God’s grace to Pastor Jason, his family, and commUNITY church continues to be seen as the church has outgrown its first two facilities and is currently planning for additional growth at the current facility.
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 beaches
2. Near warm ocean breezes and white beaches
3. Near warm ocean breezes and white 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.
Darrell Nichols - Elder / Pastor of Education
Nik Sloan - Elder / Youth Pastor
Holly Terry - Deacon / Outreach & Care Director
Greg Terry - Deacon / Facilities Director
Angie Zimmers - Deacon / CommUNITY Kids Director
Chuck Zimmers - Deacon / Creative Arts Technical Director
Katie Sloan - Youth Director