Jason grew up in Tennessee where his parents were directors of Christian homes for troubled teens and his father was a pastor. He was saved and baptized at a young age. As a Senior in high school, Jason felt God was calling him into the Gospel ministry. He met his wife, Joy, during high school and they began a close friendship that led them to the same Christian college, Crown College in Knoxville, TN in 1991. There, Joy majored in elementary education and Jason in pastoral theology. They were married in 1994. Jason finished his degree in 1995 and they began full time ministry at Shenandoah Baptist Church in 1996. Jason was the Associate Pastor for 11 years before becoming the Senior Pastor in 2007. He stayed in that position until 2010 when he became the Senior Pastor at Mt. Tabor.
Harrison comes from the St. Louis, Missouri area. He grew up as the oldest of five boys, serving actively in his small local church in a variety of ministries, including music, where he learned to play a variety of instruments. He asked God to save him right around his 7th birthday and was baptized shortly thereafter. Throughout his teen years he battled addiction to various sins, but grew spiritually through the mentoring influence of his Pastor and other faithful people in his church. It wasn’t until college, however, that he began to quit playing the game of Christian living and started to genuinely live a life for Jesus.
In college at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, he met his wife, Janae, through freshman music classes. They dated for three and a half years before getting married the day after they both graduated in May 2013. Harrison’s degree is in Church Music, and Janae’s is in Music Education. After they were married, Harrison did Post-Graduate work in Theater at BJU for a year while Janae taught music in a local public elementary school. In June of 2014, following God’s lead, they moved to Indiana to become part of the ministry at Mount Tabor. Harrison briefly worked part-time in a local bank, and then in November 2014, he became the church’s full time Director of Music.
Harrison and Janae have one son, William, born April of 2015. They enjoy St. Louis Cardinals baseball, cooking, and watching movies and shows. Harrison works on the side as an official for youth and high school sports in the Indianapolis area, as well as teaching a small number of music students. He’s also a golf addict.
Harrison’s primary vision for the church is that it would worship freely and out of a grateful heart to God. As the Music Director, Harrison desires the worship services at MTBC to be a time of encouragement and praise for the body of believers. He has a passion for congregational singing, where the music is not a performance, but a corporate act of worship among the saints. Among his other responsibilities at the church, he supervises the AV volunteers, runs and implements the use of technology in the church, and produces and directs (and sometimes writes!) the annual Easter and Christmas programs and special services.