former Vocational Elder; Pastor for Worship & Music, South Campus
Jason was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, to Jess & Ruth French. As the son of a music minister and pastor, he literally grew up “in the church.” When he was 5, his mother led Jason to receive Jesus as Savior.
He began playing the piano in his dad’s church at age 11, and since then has been involved in several churches with worship ministry and leadership. For almost eight years, Jason served at Grace Baptist Church, (Tahleuquah), as Associate Pastor for Worship Ministries.
Jason and his wife, Anjel, have been happily married since 2002, and have two blessings from God, sons Andrew and Isaac. Jason was classically trained as a vocal major and performed with various jazz ensembles as pianist. He graduated from Northeastern State University (Tahlequah) in 2004 with a B.A. in Music—Jazz Studies.
The Frenches moved to Minneapolis to be a part of The Bethlehem Institute in (Fall 2006). Jason graduated from TBI Track 2 in June 2009. While at Bethlehem, Jason has been involved in Bethlehem’s worship ministries since 2006, as both a musician and leader. He is now studying at Southern.
As a member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, he has a heart to see all the indigenous peoples of North America included in the true worship of the true Creator—Jesus—and represented in the Church of heaven. Jason has ministered to several tribes both nationally and overseas.
Jason feels that his calling in life and ministry is to worship the one and only true God, through the death and resurrection of his one and only Son, Jesus, through the power of his Holy Spirit—authentically, appropriately, and actively, while teaching and training others to do the same.
Two of his favorite verses are 1 Corinthians 10:31, “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God,” and Galatians 6:14, “Far be it from me to boast in anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”