Jason and Shannon Pittman

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Jason and Shannon Pittman serve the Lord Jesus Christ in an evangelism and discipleship ministry through Campus Ambassadors, a collegiate ministry to secular college campuses. Jason was appointed by Missions Door in March, 2001, to serve as Campus Ministry Specialist at Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College. The Lord is faithful to open doors and create opportunities for His Gospel to be proclaimed on campus. Jason and Shannon have been actively involved in various aspects of student and campus ministry, including large group teaching, small group study, one-to-one discipleship, hoops outreach, leadership development, college Sunday school, college lunch, fraternity, sorority, and co-op outreach, hosting international students, training seminars, short-term missions, mission mobilization for long-term servers, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, community development activities, service projects, as well as various event and advisory tasks in the community.

Faith Story

Jason and Shannon have a growing relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and desire to walk in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, bringing glory to God in their life and ministry. They both attended and graduated from Oregon State University and met while students on a leadership retreat with Campus Ambassadors. Jason came to faith in Christ through the ministry of Youth for Christ: Campus Life and committed his life to the Lord shortly after enlisting in the United States Navy. Shannon has known the Lord since she was a young girl and came to faith through the ministry of the local church. Together they are committed to serving Him, raising a godly family, and impacting this generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They desire to have a life and ministry marked by love for God and others.

Family

Jason and Shannon were married in 1996 and have five children: Abigail, Jesse, Quincey, Alivia, and Silas. In addition, they regularly host international students (from Japan, Korea, China, and Oman, so far) in their home and integrate them into their family. Jason has a strong interest in maps, photography, books and higher education. Shannon is a gifted teacher, and enjoys Shakespeare and art. In their free time, they love to participate in sports activities and outdoor recreation.

Education

Jason: M.Ed. in College Student Services Administration Shannon: Teaching Program M.A.T. in Elementary Education

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Learn more about where this ministry happens

In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast

Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.

The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.

The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.

Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.

Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.

Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.

Cultural Snapshot

Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.

Faith Fact

In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.

Country Profile

Population: 320 million

Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other

Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others

Literacy: 99%

Poverty: 16%

 

 

Ministry service area:
Campus Ambassadors

Ministry location:
Oregon, United States