Teaching, Administration, Discipleship
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.
Jason and Joy have four children: Jake, Judd, Jillian, and Jaclyn. They enjoy spending time watching their kids play sports and Joy operates a commercial and residential janitorial business. She also oversees the ladies ministries of the church, decorates the church, and leads a Triple Cord Group.
Jason has a strong vision to see Triple Cord discipleship groups started throughout the church. He has a group of his own that meets weekly to pray together and discuss God’s Word and how it relates to everyday living. Jason strongly believes that it is the preaching and teaching of God’s Word that changes people’s lives. He is committed to expositional preaching that is relevant and applicable.
Jason serves on the board of directors for Baptist International Evangelistic Ministries headquartered in Danville, IN and is a volunteer chaplain for the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.
Jason is also a big sports fan. He loves the Tennessee Vols and the Atlanta Braves. He also cheers on the Colts.
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Student Pastor, Counseling
Jon comes from South Carolina and is the oldest of 7 kids. He was blessed to grow up in a home where his parents served with addictions ministries throughout the US and Canada, and was saved at the age of 12 at a Bible camp when he realized to great need he had to make Jesus the king of His life. During his senior year of High school, he felt God calling him into full time ministry specifically to young people. During the summer before his senior year he had also met his wife Lauren as they worked together serving junior campers at a summer Bible and leadership training camp. In 2004 Jon began his college career studying youth ministries at Bob Jones University and Lauren also began her college studies at Pensacola Christian College studying Administrative Business, and graduated in 2006. In June of 2007 Jon and Lauren were married and 2008 Jon completed his degree. Soon after working off school debt, Jon became the youth pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Indiana beginning in 2009. In April of 2011 Jon accepted the position of Student Pastor at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.
Jon enjoys the many avenues of working with young people, seeing them accept Jesus as their Savior and discipling them as a group and one on one, as well as planning a plethora of crazy activities! He is involved in reaching out to their public schools and speaks at various FCA gatherings. Recently Jon has fallen in love with the counseling aspect of ministry and is in the process of becoming a Certified Biblical Counselor. Lauren works closely with Jon in their ministry to young people as she leads Bible studies for the teen girls and seeks to disciple and counsel them one on one as well as helping with activities, attending summer camps, and going on missions trips along with them. She felt called as a young woman of 15 to be involved in reaching out to young girls and is thrilled to be doing what God has called her to do and is also seeking to become a Certified Biblical Counselor along with Jon.
Jon and Lauren have two daughters, Emmy – 5, Everly – 2, and another daughter on the way due in September of 2015.
Jon enjoys anything to do with the outdoors such as hunting, fishing, and trapping, and there isn’t a morning you won’t find him in his local gym pumping iron as he seeks to keep up with his teenagers and growing family of daughters.
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, Harrison 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.
You can follow him on Twitter @iamharrisonb, Instagram @harrisonbeckmann, or find him on Facebook.