Jason Fileta grew up in Wheaton, IL the son of Egyptian immigrants. The plight of the persecuted church in Egypt compelled him to commit his life to fighting for a more just world. After graduation from Calvin College with a B.A. in Sociology and International Development, he was chosen as a delegate to the G8 Summit in Scotland. The delegates advocated to leaders for debt cancellation for impoverished nations, fair trade policies, and increased assistance to impoverished nations. This helped launch his long-term work in advocacy focused on ending extreme poverty.
He is Vice President at Tearfund USA, and previously held the role of director at Micah Challenge USA, a Christian movement to end extreme poverty that mobilizes people to challenge attitudes, behaviors and policies that perpetuate injustice.
Jason is the editor and contributing author of Live Justly, a book used by hundreds of churches across the US and the world. He is also the founder of Lion and Lamb Publishing that donates 50% of all profits to organizations advocating for justice.