Personal Background

Pastor Fitch

Jason was born in Dekalb, Georgia December 14, 1974. He was reared in a Christian home on a farm in Covington, Georgia. When he was eight years old, under the sound preaching of his pastor at his home church, Meadow Baptist Church, Jason trusted in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Jason stayed active in different ministries of his home church, which include children's church, choir, Sunday school, and high school youth group. During his college years, Jason married his childhood sweet heart, Melody. They were wed on December 20th, 1997. The Lord has blessed their home with four children, Ashleigh (12/12/99), Megan (9/14/02), David (12/28/04) and Emma Joy (4/20/10).

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Educational Background

Pastor Fitch

In 1994, Jason enrolled at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he completed a four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies. Jason went on to seminary at Bob Jones and completed a Master of Arts degree in Bible in May 2000.

Ministerial background

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During Jason's bible training at Bob Jones, he had the privilege of regular opportunities to preach in various capacities. While in college, Jason and Melody joined Morningside Baptist Church, in Greenville, SC where they stayed active in the ministry by serving in children's church, nursery, evangelism training, and special evangelistic outreaches. While in college, Jason also had the privilege of serving as a chaplain for a semester on campus. He also, as a requirement for graduation, completed a ten-week church internship as a youth pastor at Maranatha Baptist Church in Ripley, Tennessee.

In July 2000, Jason and Melody were accepted by Open Door Baptist Missions as church planting missionaries to Vancouver, WA and began deputation.  After one year of deputation meetings on the East Coast, the Lord directed them to move and finish their deputation on the West Coast.

On July 22, 2001 at Morningside Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina, Jason was ordained into the Gospel ministry.

In August, 2001, Jason and Melody moved to Hillsboro, OR to serve as assistant pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in order to gain some practical experience in church planting from Pastor Mike Irwin.

In May, 2003, they moved from Hillsboro, OR to Vancouver, WA, and on July 13th, 2003, they held the first service of Cornerstone Baptist Church in the Clark County Square Dance Center.

On October 1st, 2006, Cornerstone Baptist Church held the first services at its current location - a 3,100 sq. ft. house on 2.24 acres in Brush Prairie, WA.