Rev. Jason Butterick
Pastor Jason is a native of Decatur, IL and grew up in the community of Bement, IL. He received his Bachelors of Music degree with commercial music emphasis from Millikin University, Decatur, IL in 1998. He received his Masters of Divinity Degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 17, 2008. He was formally ordained at Prairie Avenue Christian Church on August 17, 2008.
His interest in music began when he was seven years old with piano lessons. Since 1986, Jason has served as choir accompanist and worship organist at First Christian Church of Bement, Clinton Presbyterian Church in Clinton, IL, Maroa Christian Church, Maroa, IL and Crestview Christian Church, Decatur, IL. He has also worked as an accompanist for several area theater groups, including Actors Rural Theatre Company and Decatur's own Theatre 7. Jason has also written numerous musical compositions and two musical comedies.
Jason is married to Amanda Johnson Butterick, who works at the Illinois Department of Human Services. They have one son, Patrick.