Student Profile: Pastor Jason Hoy
Jason L. Hoy
was raised in Beaver Springs, PA.
attended Christ Church
, an evangelistic, Biblically-based church throughout his
childhood and adolescence, but wasn't truly born-again until later.
is deeply thankful to the Lord for his
believing family and friends from the church for praying, and being an example for him, even though he
didn't know the Lord personally at that time.
is living evidence that God's Word does not return void, and later in life, he
has returned to the training he
received as a young man.
He earned his bachelors degree from Elizabethtown College in Elementary Education/Religion.
It was during his
senior year that the Lord began drawing him unto Himself.
After graduation, he moved to Kutztown, PA to continue his soccer career, and work as a manager of a soccer retail store.
In Kutztown, Jason
Shortly after Jennifer's witness to Jason
, the Lord saved Jason
and radically changed his
During their courtship, Jason assisted Jennifer in leading the youth group at Calvary Baptist Church in Allentown, PA.
They attended Calvary and taught Senior High Youth for six years.
They married in November 1999, and after marrying, lead a small group ministry, and pioneered and taught a college/20's Sunday school class.
Jason also served as Vice Chair on the Deacon Board.
Jason enjoyed serving the Lord in these various ministries, and has always felt the Lord's call for him to become a pastor.
Jason has worked in various positions before coming to Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church.
managed a soccer store, played professional soccer, coached college soccer, and taught physical education to middle and senior high school students.
Before accepting the call to come to Ebenezer in April 2006, he worked for Muhlenberg College in the admissions and financial aid offices.
Jason holds an M.Ed. in Sport Management, and is currently pursuing an M.Div. at Reformed Baptist Seminary in order to make him a more effective pastor.
has a heart for those who are hurting as a result of his
own trials and difficulties.
desires to comfort others out of the comfort he
has received from the Lord.
He has been humbled and honored to minister to the members of Ebenezer in this capacity.
His primary role as Congregational Care Pastor at Ebenezer is overseeing the counseling department, support groups, and visitation.
and Jennifer are the proud parents of three daughters Hannah, Rachel, and Sarah.