From a very young age, Jason felt God’s call on his life to work for justice and mobilize others on the same journey. This was largely influenced by his parents, who immigrated to the US from Egypt, and helped him understand the inequality and injustice facing Christians there.
Selected as a citizen delegate to the 2005 G8 Summit in Scotland, Jason advocated to the US delegation for fairer trade practices, debt cancellation for impoverished nations, and increased poverty-focused development aid. This led him to join Micah Challenge USA in 2005, a global movement of churches and organizations holding leaders accountable to their promises to combat poverty and injustice. While at Micah Challenge, he organized advocacy delegations to multiple G8, G20, UN summits and General Assemblies, advocating to high-level delegations from over 40 nations, but more importantly creating spaces for protest, prayer, and training for individual Christians who felt called to respond to systemic injustice.
He co-founded and served as the first executive director of the Micah Institute at New York Theological Seminary, and was a contributor and editor of Live Justly, a book that has been used by over 250,000 people around the world.
Jason is passionate about Tearfund’s holistic approach to the world’s greatest needs - providing emergency relief when needed, helping communities unleash their own potential to overcome poverty through community development, and challenging injustice at a policy and cultural dimension through advocacy and mobilization.
He lives in Vancouver, WA with his two children Eden and Nash.