If I can ever serve you or your church in any way, I’d love to hear from you!”
Hi there! My name is Jason Lowe, and I’m glad you’ve stopped by my little corner of the internet. If you serve in church leadership, I hope this site will be helpful. Whether you are the pastor behind the pulpit or a volunteer in the nursery, I want to provide practical resources to assist your church as you serve the Lord. Sometimes, I’ll share insights based on my personal experiences. At other times, I’ll conduct scientific research. Always with the same goal: to assist churches of all shapes and sizes in their fulfillment of the Great Commission.
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I was born and raised in Pikeville, KY, a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of southeastern Kentucky. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY in 2001. After working as a data analyst for several years and serving in my local church, God called me to vocational ministry. In 2011, I earned a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
I have served in a variety of ministry roles within the church. Some of those roles were in a volunteer capacity; some were as a vocational minister. For the past seven years, I have served as the Associational Mission Strategist for the Pike Association of Southern Baptists, a network of Southern Baptist churches located in southeastern Kentucky. In this role, I consult with pastors and other church members on a regular basis. In addition to this role, I also began serving as the Executive Pastor for First Baptist Church in Pikeville, in 2015.
God has been incredibly gracious to also provide opportunities for me to utilize my background in statistics to conduct analytical research on issues relevant to the church. Recent studies have examined the perceived value of local associations among Southern Baptists, best practices of pastor search committees, current safety & security practices of local churches, and current ordination practices of Southern Baptist churches. I have served as a statistical consultant on research projects for various ministry organizations, including the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders, the Kentucky Baptist Convention, and the Central Kentucky Network of Baptists. Some of my studies have been published in Baptist Press (see here and here) as well.
I have been happily married to my wife, Brandi, for eighteen years. We have two sons: Isaiah and Noah. In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, landscaping, and cheering on the University of Kentucky’s football and basketball programs.
This is my personal website. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of my employers, the Pike Association of Southern Baptists or First Baptist Church of Pikeville, KY.