Student Life Highlight: Leadership

Legacy Church is building Christ's legacy for future generations. That means we fight to invest in the young and raise up future leadership in our homes, churches, and community. Student Life is our environment for student discipleship, and Jason Owney pioneers our efforts. If you haven't met Jason, be sure to welcome him and introduce yourself!

Here's a snapshot of God's preparation in Jason for this role:

Jason is enthusiastically passionate about and understands the significance and importance of ministering to our youth. He has been ministering to the children of The Point as the Kid’s Point Worship Leader since 2012 and has much experience working with students with diverse backgrounds from elementary through high school. His greatest desire is to influence today’s youth to live their life worshipping Jesus.  Jason’s primary focus is to disciple students and their families to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love their neighbor as themselves (Mark 12:30-31). He truly believes that spiritual growth and development is greatest in an environment that encourages service and selflessness.

The son of a preacher and Virginia native, Jason was born in Norfolk and spent his teenage years in Grundy. His parents were staff members at the Christian private school Mountain Mission School, where he attended 6th-12th grade. Upon graduation at MMS, Jason attended and graduated from Kentucky Christian University. 

Jason is married to Erin, who loves leading our church in worship each Sunday. Jason and Erin met while serving on the Outreach teams at Kentucky Christian University, where he majored in Business Administration and minored in Biblical Studies. Through their ministry on the Outreach teams at KCU they traveled to various churches every weekend and church camps throughout the summer spreading the good news of Jesus.  They have been married since 2003 and have 3 kids. Currently, Jason is a marketing manager for the educational travel company, WorldStrides, and enjoys providing students all over the world experiences that immerses them in knowledge, culture, and inspiration.