Jason Byassee

Senior Minister
Email: Jason Byassee, Ext. 227



Jason Byassee grew up in Chapel Hill and studied at Davidson College before doing master’s and doctoral work at Duke University. He has previously worked as a pastor of a small rural church, as an editor at Christian Century magazine, and as a research fellow at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School. He has written four books and articles and reviews for such publications as Faith & Leadership, Sojourners, Books & Culture, and First Things. He has taught at five seminaries or divinity schools and guest lectured on dozens of other campuses.


His wife Jaylynn is pastor of Bethelview and Valle Crucis United Methodist Churches, both near Boone. The Byassee’s have three young boys (Jack, 8, Sam, 6, and Will, 4) who will attend Hardin Park Elementary School. Jason enjoys basketball, running, reading, hiking, travel, and – you guessed it – preaching.