From Canada’s poorest neighborhood to the slums of Indonesia, Jason Porterfield has made his home in places abandoned by society. His passion is to cultivate God’s shalom wherever it is painfully absent and to help churches embrace their peacemaking vocation.
In 2007, Jason joined Servants, an international network of Christian communities living and ministering among the urban poor. He was a founding member of the Servants team in Vancouver, started a new team in Indonesia, and directed operations in North America through 2015. Jason holds a Masters in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and now lives in his riskiest location yet: next door to his in-laws.
As an author, Jason Porterfield writes on the topics of peacemaking, nonviolence, the early church, community and God’s heart for the poor. He’s the author of a free, concise eBook entitled 100 Early Christian Quotes on Not Killing, and is currently writing his first full-length book, Fight Like Jesus: How Jesus Waged Peace Throughout Holy Week.