Jason Yost has become one of our generations influential worship leaders & communicators. With his unique ability to connect beyond the boundaries of language and culture, and combine music with action, Jason’s innovative & missional style has paved the way for him to assume the role as the “President and Founder” of New Rhythm Project, “Worship Director/Creative Consultant” at Oakdale Emory UMC and the “Founder and Leader” of the Jason Yost Band.
When asked what motivates him during the day and keeps him up at night, Jason responded, “I want to encourage others to experience God through honest & genuine worship; to move from empty rhetoric by reciting lyrics to meaningful expressions of words and most of all, actions”.
Jason and the band hopes that their newly released album entitled “Rescue Me” will help to do just that. The band is giving away all the proceeds from the sales to help fund adoptions and orphan projects. Their tour will dub as a musical and missional experience. You will not only be able to enjoy the great music and vibes that JYB produces, but you will also be introduced to the many needs of orphan care (in your community & internationally) and different ways to get involved in the solution.
For the past eleven years Jason has traveled the US and different parts of the world leading worship & speaking in various churches, conferences, and events, sharing the stage with Falling Up, Jeff Deyo, Steven Curtis Chapman, and the Chris Tomlin Band.
In their spare time, Jason and his wife Shelly are working together to help resource and mobilize churches, business, and communities to provide Mentoring, Foster Care, and Adoption to the 163,000,000 orphans of our nation. “In James 1:27, Jesus speaks of the ‘perfect’ religion as one that cares for the orphan and the widows”. “When I think of the church, I don’t think of orphans or widows”. “That tells me that we are not living up to Jesus’ words”. “That’s a problem”. “We must do something, now!” “Perhaps music can be the catalyst for change?”
Jason & Shelly currently reside in the DC Metro area with their friendly companion of a dog named Zion and consistently make short trips to the beach whenever possible to keep in physical, mental, and spiritual homeostasis.