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Jason is a third-generation preacher and missionary to Japan under Baptist General Conference (Converge).  He graduated from Bethel University in 1998, Bethel Seminary in 2004, and was ordained in 2006 through the Converge while being an associate pastor at Hayden Heights Baptist Church.  He served as chaplain at Okinawa Christian School in Japan from 2008-2013.  Jason considers himself blessed to be serving at Elk River Baptist since then!  Jason and Janelle are proud parents of 3 wonderful & wild kids, Angelia, Timothy & Jewel, all adopted. He also likes fishing, playing guitar, board games, and soccer, just to name a few.

Meet the Pastor

Welcome, Elk River and the surrounding communities!  I am excited to serve the Lord along with you in this beautiful area of Minnesota.  I want to let you know that I am committed to glorifying God through the proclamation of His Truth, based upon the inerrant Word of God, which through His Spirit transforms every aspect of our lives. 

Elk River Baptist Church is a loving family of faith where all are invited to share in the journey of becoming like Jesus, and glorifying His Name, wherever you are at.  Are you seeking a church home, or the will of God for your life?   I am happy to answer any questions or help however I can.  Please know that you are welcome here, and pray that you will be blessed through your time with us.


Pastor Jason Sorley

763-441-2080 (church)

612-219-5559 (cell)

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