Jason Upton (born December 15, 1973) is an American Christian artist who has a large underground following. He has been compared to Keith Green by many people[who?] and was popularized by his appearances at services in Lou Engle‘s movement The Call. Some[who?] feel that he is unorthodox in his approach and critical of mainstream Christianity at times. He is somewhat critical of highly structured church services and varying degrees of professionalism in the church.
Early life and history
Jason Upton was adopted in 1973. After growing up in Minneapolis Minnesota, Jason began singing in churches at the age of 15. During this time he won awards and successfully traveled around singing in churches all over the country. After getting married to his wife Rachel, in 1995, the two had an encounter with God that would change their lives. This encounter made them question why they just sang in churches and left them with a desire to impact people for Christ. During their time at Regent University, finishing their Masters 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 times that they realized that the songs God was giving them during worship were not simply songs but keys that would open and shut doors in the spirit. Since that time Jason has been asked to worship all over the country and the world. 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– (de The Call)
Lou Engle is the V.P. of « The Call » a gathering of worshipers and intercessors nationally. The first event gathered 250,000 people to pray and worship while reuniting generations as well as praying for a revolution in the youth of America. This event took place at the mall in Washington D.C. last September.
Glory come down:
In your Presence:
Lion of Judah:
Teach me how to pray: