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God Redeems

Jason Nix is living proof that God redeems, forgives, and restores.

Well, I don't exactly know where to start. It seems so easy to tell someone everything about yourself right up until the point when you have to actually talk about yourself. So here we go.  

My name is Jason Nix. I am the son of Bob and Teresa Nix. I am 33 years old. I am 6'8" tall with red hair and freckles. With that kind of physical make-up, school was pretty rough but I made it through. I am the middle child of my parents' five children. I have three brothers and one sister who is the oldest of all us kids.

Growing up, my father was a pastor so we spent a lot of time at the church. I grew up going to Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, youth camp, lock-ins, and every other church function a young man can attend. I prided myself on how involved with the church I was and made sure other people knew everything that I did as a member of the church.

As I got older and graduated high school I began, as most young adults do, to drift away from the church and my relationship with God. I could write an entire book regaling the stories of my twenties, most of which center around alcohol, music, and relationships.  

Needless to say, I was not a man of high moral character. I was miserable and lonely. My relationship with my family that once was so strong had deteriorated significantly. In my late twenties, I attempted to reengage my spiritual pursuit of God but I had done far too much damage to my body, mind, and spirit to do it on my own. My drinking had taken a hold of my life and I was unable to regain anything close to control.  

As is the case with any alcoholic or addict, eventually things fall apart. Thankfully I had reached a point where I was no longer under the delusion that I could fix my own problems. My family had known for years that I had a problem with drinking. They stepped in the minute I was ready to accept help. In 2014, I moved to Austin, Texas to focus on my recovery, and I am happy to say that I have been sober ever since.   

God has done miraculous things in my life in such a short amount of time. The dreams I had once feared were lost have been restored beyond anything I could imagine. My relationship with my family is once again intact and healthy. I am being given the opportunity to invest myself once again into ministry full-time. I am in a healthy, committed relationship with a beautiful woman who loves God with all of her heart. Most importantly, my life has purpose again and I am able to be a real help to others. I cannot say enough about what God has done and continues to do with the most broken parts of my life and I look forward to sharing my journey of faith with this church in the days ahead.  

Throughout every season of my life, whether I was walking close to God or miles apart, I have always known that I am called to worship. 

The gift of music that was given to me has always been earmarked for the Kingdom of God and designated to be a tool that helps bring people to a deeper understanding of who God is. I consider it a high honor to be a part of what God is doing on the earth.  

Jason Nix

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