Over the past few months, we’ve had several new lead pastors placed in churches throughout New England, and we’ll be introducing them to you over the next few weeks through this blog. Please welcome Jason Beamon, the lead pastor at Greenfield Alliance Church!
While he has yet to find any good BBQ in Western Massachusetts, it has only taken a few months for “wicked” to become a regular part of his vocabulary. A native of Northwest Ohio (GO BUCKS!), Jason and his wife Erin, and their three children Jerek (10), Cullen (5), and Alora (2), made the move east in December to take over the lead pastor role at Greenfield Alliance Church.
A self-described late-comer to ministry work, Jason is leading his new congregation while also working on a double major in Christian Ministry and Biblical Studies, a Masters of Divinity, and a Minor in Psychology at Crown College. “I have loads of free time,” he kids.
After an Envision posting to St. Petersburg, Russia was halted due to his son’s medical needs, Jason and his family realized that leaving Ohio for elsewhere in the states was something the Lord was opening their hearts to. After meeting with multiple churches, the call to New England became clear as the perfect fit.
“Our congregation has a desire to grow spiritually and numerically, and are a blessing to lead,” Jason explained. His church vision is summed up simply: Love God. Love Others. Make Disciples. Future plans for partnerships with local outreach organizations, rehab centers, and the prison are on the horizon. “We plan to get the gospel out to the people where they are; showing God’s love to the unsaved in their own community.”
Jason’s family is currently enjoying the mountains and beautiful landscape of the northeast, “Ohio was flat as a pancake!”, and are looking forward to experiencing their first New England fall later this year. Working with the new Envision site in Providence, RI, as well as the Senegal, West Africa ministry team is something he’s also looking forward to.
In the meantime, if you know of any good BBQ, please call the man. Just don’t confuse him with soda versus pop when placing the orders.