Rev Jason and Damaris Scalzi are the lead pastors of Glad Tidings AOG. Pastor Jason has been Ordained since May of 2014 with the New Jersey district. He is a retired Police Officer and has 17 years of Military Service. He is a Chaplain/Instructor with The Police Chaplain Program, Chaplain with the International Conference of Police Chaplains, Chaplain with the Assemblies of God and a Strategic Chaplain with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. Pastor Jason has served as a Chaplain in Ferguson, MO, Baltimore, MD and Baton Rouge, Louisiana during times of civil unrest. Pastor Jason’s leadership experience in the Military and Law Enforcement gives him a uniqueness in outreach to the community.
Damaris is a creative writer & motivational speaker, and she holds a degree in social services. She is instrumental in motivating and inspiring others to learn the Word of God in a deeper and more personal way as the Director of Education at Glad Tidings AOG.
Pastor Jason and Damaris have been involved in church ministry for 10 years. Together, they have counseled couples in marriage, one-on-one and in group settings, young adults, middle schoolers, and individuals. As well as hosted and organized events (concerts, guest speakers, conferences), and life groups. What makes their ministry unique, is their ability to minister to people from all walks of life, including sharing the gospel in a safe environment with first responders. They are proud parents of three children: Steven, Luke and Rachel.
Pastor Jason and Damaris are truly honored to serve Glad Tidings AOG as their Shepherd. They believe as the body of Messiah partners together to reach the lost, both Jew and Gentile, God's blessings will be manifested in their lives. The best is yet to come!