He continued to travel and began writing music at eighteen, and at twenty-one recorded his first original recording. In December 1995 Jason married Rachel, his wife. Shortly after their marriage they both had an encounter with God that left them searching for something more than merely going to churches to sing. They wanted to make a long lasting impact on the communities where they were invited.
During their time at Regent University, finishing their Master's of Divinity programs, they set up a worship room in their home where they regularly gathered with other worshipers to pray and intercede. It was during these intimate worship gatherings that they began to intertwine music with all forms of worship and prayer found in the Bible. They soon realized that the songs God was giving Jason were not simply songs but keys that would open and shut doors in the spirit realm. This culminated in a live worship recording entitled "Key of David." In the fall of 2001, Jason and Rachel ministered at the Call Dc, Nepal, Indonesia, India, and in cities all over the U.S. In addition they have released a new worship album on 40records entitled Faith. On January 9, 2001 Jason and Rachel had their first child, Samuel James.
“For every revival a voice that penetrates the darkness is raised up. I’ve never heard a clearer voice to this generation nor a purer channel than Jason Upton. In my generation a Keith Green was raised up with a lions roar. The lion can be heard again in the sound and lyrics of this young prophet.” -Lou Engle (The Call) "A poet with thunder in his voice, a musician with fire in his soul, and a worshipper with truth on his lips.
This debut album signals the beginning of a new season of song that will turn back darkness and release praise in the streets. Indeed, it’s already started!" - James Ryle (Author/minister/prophet, Sons of Thunder) "Jason Upton, what an amazing fresh voice to the body of Christ and to the world. This young man has undeniably just returned from the height of Mount Zion. He sings to the Father with an overwhelming sense of adoration.
For those in the church, with ears to hear, he ignites a passion for the secret place of the most high God. To those who have grown cold in heart his voice rings with a holy haunt of the Spirit, crying out "come back home". From the first time I heard Jason Upton I knew God had raised up a voice like unto Jeremiah with the musical passions of King David. Jason's gift will be misunderstood by some, celebrated by others, it will undoubtedly anger hell & delight heaven.
One thing for sure is that you won't be able to ignore what Jason is carrying for this generation... Prophetic voices will be heard." - Danny Chambers (Artist, writer, pastor) "When you hear the passion and intensity in Jason's worship, you'll be stirred to praise Jesus as deeply and exuberantly as he does. Jason approaches God's throne with power, humility, and sincerity... and I believe he is intent on taking everyone in worshipping range along with him!" -Melody Green (author, writer, singer) Read more on Last.fm.
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