Jason Salazar, M.M.
Assistant Professor of Music, Worship Leadership Program Coordinator
Barnett Fine Arts 114
M.M. in Composition – Missouri State University
B.A. in Music – Evangel University
Jason, a member of the music faculty, advises Evangel’s worship leadership program.
In addition to his work at Evangel, Jason is on the music and worship staff at Central Assembly in Springfield, Missouri. At Central, he leads the worship department, directs the orchestra, and creates music arrangements. He is also an active composer, arranger, and songwriter, and has written music for the Assemblies of God denomination, Dream City Church (Phoenix First Assembly), Regular Baptist Press, Answers in Genesis, and James River Church, to name a few. He has written articles that have appeared in several national music magazines.
Jason received his undergraduate degree (B.A. in Music) from Evangel University and his master’s degree (M.M. in Composition) from Missouri State University.
A rabid San Francisco sports fan, Jason lives in Springfield, Missouri with his wife, Jennie, and five children, Jackson, Cameron, Josie, Diego, and Charlie.
Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement
A member of ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers)
A member of Pi Kappa Lambda (music honor society)
A member of The Hymn Society
Serves as the worship director at Central Assembly. He has been in this position since 2012. Before Central, he maintained the same position at James River Church from 2001 – 2010.
Regularly plays drums and percussion for Springfield Little Theatre and Drury University Theatre.
In 2014, received the Orville and Jewell Mills Young Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service.