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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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.
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Teens, Discipleship, Activities
Kenny was born and raised in the large state of Rhode Island. At the age of 6 years old, Kenny’s mother showed him God’s plan of salvation. With full understanding of his need of a Savior he put his faith and trust in the saving work of Christ on the cross. A few years later, he was baptized by his Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Warwick, RI. Growing up in the church and under the spiritual influence of his youth pastor, Kenny grew in his desire to be in ministry. Kenny followed the Lord’s leading to Ankeny, IA where he attended Faith Baptist Bible College. He received a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral studies with an emphasis on youth ministries. He was very active in ministry during his college years serving at the college, across the US and even internationally. In 2009 He joined Ankeny Baptist Church (IA) where he served as a youth leader while also working a secular job in Des Moines. While at the church he served in teaching, preaching, discipleship and missions trip ministries.
Allison was born and raised in southwest Iowa. Through the ministry of her church she was saved at the age of seven and was later baptized in that same church. She grew up with the desire to help people and wanted to pursue a career as a social worker. Allison started her college education at Faith Baptist Bible College to get a 2 year degree in Biblical Studies. Following that, she got an associate’s degree in Human Services at Des Moines Area Community College. Allison has been very active in youth ministry both working at Youth Summer camps and as a youth sponsor in the local church.
Kenny and Allison met while working at a summer camp in Wisconsin. They were married in Ankeny, IA in August of 2013. In 2013 Allison joined Kenny in the youth ministry at their local church in Ankeny. In 2014 Kenny and Allison traveled the country together as representatives for Faith Baptist Bible College. In 2015 they followed God’s leading from Iowa to Indiana where they joined this church. They have such a big passion to invest and disciple in the lives of teenagers. Their vision for the teens is to guide them to realize that their relationship with the Lord is the most important thing in life and that how that effects every part of their lives, even as teenagers.
Being a New Englander and growing up an hour south of Boston, Kenny is a HUGE Boston sports fan! He is still adjusting to life in Indianapolis as a die-hard Patriots fan. Being the great wife that she is, Allison has adapted to Kenny’s fanhood. Allison also enjoys DIY projects and watching movies with Kenny.
Teens, Discipleship, Activities
Joseph “Joe” Allen was born in Danville, Illinois even though his parents lived in Covington, Indiana (still confused by this and not an Illini fan!). He has been a Hoosier the day he came home from the hospital. Being a pastor’s kid Joe lived in three different towns throughout childhood. After 7th grade he moved south to Linton, Indiana and claims that as his hometown. At the age of twelve Joe understood the gospel and his need for Jesus and repented of his sin. Through high school he struggled with sin and his walk with Christ and yet God still showed grace throughout his life. Joe ended up going to bible college in Ankeny, Iowa at Faith Baptist Bible College where he graduated in 2012 with a bachelors in Pastoral ministry with an emphasis on youth.
Joe has worked in youth ministry as a sponsor from 2008 present. He has been on three different missions trips including one to Trujillo, Peru in the summer of 2012. He has also worked as a youth counselor at three different summer bible camps: Northland Camp, Iowa; Regular Baptist Camp; and Fairwood camp.
Joe has a passion to see teens grow to love Jesus and make their faith real, through discipleship. He is excited to be partnering with Kenny and Allison as co-youth directors and is looking forward to serving the church and community with the gospel!
Joe loves the Indiana Hoosiers, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Cubs – hopefully this is the year!!