Born outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jason's earliest memories include his father's southern gospel quartet, their tour bus and singing with them before crowds of people. By the age of 17 he had started his own band, performing songs he had written. While attending college Jason experienced a new reality of God's transcendence during times of corporate worship. That lifestyle of intimacy with the Divine became his passion. After touring the United States, playing guitar and singing harmony for other worship leaders, in 1997 Jason made his home in Kansas City. Doors began opening and he began traveling, leading worship for churches, conferences, camps and retreats. But, Jason wasn't playing to the crowds. He was just as energized worshipping alone in the presence of the Lord. In the mean time, Jason found his place in a local church as a youth pastor. For five years Jason traveled in the United States and Europe as a worship leader, while he discipled a group of teenagers at home in Kansas City. During that season of his life, Jason also found time to participate in the birthing stages of the International House of Prayer, led by Mike Bickle. Each morning Jason would join a full band in worship to complete the 24/7 prayer meeting that has continued for nearly eight years. After releasing his first live worship recording, Lovesick, in 2003, Jason joined the staff of YouthFront, an internationally recognized youth ministry organization and leader in the emerging church. Jason brought a fresh element to YouthFront, leading people into God's presence through powerful worship experiences. In May of 2004, Encounter, Jason's second worship project was released. Now the Jason Ellsworth Band's latest CD Listening? invites us all to come closer to the Father in worship. Today Jason Ellsworth's songs give language to passionate believers, but Jason offers the church more than anthems. He is a catalyst, redefining worship as he brings people into deeper intimacy with Jesus through his spontaneous and prophetic leading. Due to the depth of his teaching and his ability to communicate, Jason is also a dynamic speaker for conferences and retreats. In addition, Jason gives leadership to One Voice Ministries International, helping other artists see their visions for ministry fulfilled. Jason Ellsworth has led worship with organizations like Billy Graham Crusades and alongside artists such as Delirious and Jami Smith, however he continues to pray that the congregations will leave talking about the living and intimate God they met with rather than the worship leader, the band, the songs or the speaker. Jason fosters a unique worship experience where simple broken humans receive the embrace that the loving Father is offering.