Though Jason was raised in a pastor’s home, he did not accept Christ as his Savior until the age of sixteen. Over the next two years, as he grew in his faith, Jason knew God was calling him into the ministry. He visited the mission field for the first time during the summer before his freshman year at Crown College. That month in Mexico sealed God’s leading to foreign missions and planted a love for the Spanish-speaking people in Jason’s heart.
Jason met and married his wife, Lori, in college. Lori accepted Christ as her personal Savior at 14 and surrendered to serve the Lord in foreign missions at 19. While finishing his degree, Jason received the opportunity to intern in Peru for six months with veteran missionary, Austin Gardner. During those months, God called him to the neighboring country of Chile.
Since 2001, the Holts have served as church planting missionaries to Chile and seen God continue to bless with open doors to start new churches and train men and women for ministry. Their main focus is to train Chilean nationals to reach their own people. When God began to raise up men for full-time ministry, the Holts founded the Chile Training Center. Since 2008, the training center has prepared future pastors for ministry. What started with three students has now expanded to over 75 young men and women!
God has also given Jason the opportunity to expand his scope of service and influence as the Latin America Director for Vision Baptist Missions. This role will allow him to serve, encourage, and support other church planters throughout Central and South America.
The Holts have three wonderful children: Katie, Josh, and Andrew.