Jason and Sarah Koppen were both born and raised in Oregon. Jason trusted Christ at five years old and began speaking in worship services for the elderly at age 11 and ministering to teens at age 18. He studied pre-medicine in college, planning to go to South America as a medical missionary.


After college, God led Jason to Multnomah Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity. Jason has since served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and senior pastor.

Sarah put her faith in Christ at a young age and grew up wanting to be a missionary. After high school, she received her Associates Degree in Civil Engineering and worked for an engineering firm for seven years.

Sarah and Jason met at a singles’ Bible study that Jason started. After a year of marriage God led them to Phoenix for two years, where He prepared them to be open to His call to the Indian Bible College (IBC) in Flagstaff.