Hi there! My name is Jason. I'm grateful you've stopped by the blog. I am a writer and speaker who encourages families and equips churches in their foster care and adoption journeys so they can find the hope and support they need along the way. I'm hopeful this is a place you can find encouragement and inspiration no matter where you are on your own journey - whether just starting to consider it or already in the thick of it.
My beautiful wife, Emily and I met our senior year in college and were married just a few weeks after graduating. We now have four beautiful daughters and our lives have been radically impacted by foster care and adoption. We are currently a licensed foster family in the state of Texas.
After growing up in a ministry home in Dallas, TX I attended Texas A&M University (where Emily and I met...Gig 'Em!) and began working at a church during my time there. After graduating in 2002 I began my pastoral ministries studies at Dallas Theological Seminary while working in ministry full-time. In 2008, alongside a core team of people in the North Houston area, I had the privilege of planting and leading a church with the Acts29 Network through which we founded The Orphan Care Network, a non-profit committed to serving, supporting and equipping foster and adoptive families.
In 2013, combined with 14 years of church-based ministry and leadership experience and our family's foster and adoptive journey, I began working for an organization helping church leaders implement structures and strategies of orphan care ministry within their churches and developing resources to encourage and support foster and adoptive parents along their journeys. This ultimately led me to my current role as the Director of Church Ministry Initiatives with Christian Alliance for Orphans. In my work I speak and teach at churches, conferences, forums and workshops on church-based ministry strategies and best practices as well as encouraging families that are in the trenches and those that are considering getting involved. Much of my time is also spent coaching and consulting with church leadership teams from around the country on how to start, lead and grow orphan care ministries within their church.
I am the author of ALL IN Orphan Care and The Beauty and Brokenness of Foster Care and blog regularly here at Jason Johnson | Blog. I have a passion to encourage and inspire families no matter where they are in their foster care and adoption journey and long to see the gospel catalyze a movement of orphan care within the Church across the country around the world.
Emily and I and our girls live in Texas and enjoy whatever it is we're doing, as long as it's together.