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Jason Laird is the Lead Pastor of Sozo Church, a new church in San Francisco, California. 

Before planting Sozo Church, Jason served as the Executive Student Pastor of Gateway Church in Dallas, TX under the leadership of Pastor Robert and Debbie Morris. While serving at Gateway Church, Jason provided vision and leadership for the student ministry staff at 6 campuses with a weekly attendance of 2000 students. His team built a national student conference of more than 4500 students from around the nation in only 3 years.

Prior to joining the team at Gateway Church, Jason served for more than a decade in youth and young adult ministry as the Executive Student Pastor at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge.

Jason is a gifted communicator and has traveled throughout the world preaching the Gospel and equipping leaders at conferences and churches. 

He married his high school sweetheart, Jennifer, in 2005, and they have two handsome sons, Liam and Nixon.