Jason Davis

JasonDavisBUSINESS MEETING GIVES MUSIC EXECUTIVE NEW LEASE ON LIFE

 “At twelve years old my parents took me to a concert,” says Jason. “It was in a big arena and I was this boy that was not validated. I didn’t feel accepted and I didn’t feel noticed. Here was this guy on stage in front of 20,000 people, in a sense of being worshipped and loved.”

   Jason Davis started writing songs and performing with his friend Chris. By the time he was in high school; Jason knew where he was going.

   “And I sold probably 1,000 to 1,500 cassette tapes just in my school, over a couple of years period. I realized in high school, I was like, ‘This is what I love, and this is what I want to do.’”

 

   After high school, Jason got a day job and continued writing and selling his songs. Then at 23, he wrote his first big hit, ‘Captured.’

   “It shot up the charts and became a really big Christian hit song. I made enough money off of the song that I was able to quit my job and spend a full year focusing on my music. But I didn’t know God at all.”

   Jason used that one hit as his calling card in the music business. Within eight years, he had climbed his way to the top.

“I was having meetings with Dr. Dre’s people and Eminem’s people. I worked with the bands Sugar Ray and Snoop Dogg. I had a number of meetings with Jay Z. I was also developing artists who were getting multi-million dollar record deals and had all the money that I could ever ask for. Had everything that I dreamed of, and it was the most empty and miserable feeling I had ever felt in my entire life. Because I realized that I had everything that I wanted and I still didn’t feel like I had love in my life.

   “When there was nothing left to buy, and nothing left to distract me; I got to the point where I said if this is it. If this is what years and years of killing myself produces and this is what making it looks like, I don’t want to be here anymore. The next day, I went out and bought three bottles of sleeping pills. I checked into the Ritz Carlton, and was not going to check out.”

   As Jason started to take the pills, his cell phone rang. His business partner asked if he was available to meet with a client the next day. “I hung up the phone and said what am I going to do? I just told somebody to book their flight, So I said you know what I’m going to do, I’m going to check out. I’ll take this meeting tomorrow, and then I’ll just check back in and finish it. The next day at the meeting, this guy asks me if I know Jesus Christ. No one in my life, and I was thirty-three years old, had ever asked me that before.”

   They talked for hours, and Jason learned about Jesus Christ for the first time. The next morning, he went to the beach near his house.

   “I was looking at the dark, deep body of water and noticed how wide and vast that water was. I was tracing this narrow path of light back, and it hit me that this light source was called the sun. I closed my eyes and saw the brightest white light. I saw the face of Jesus and the bright white light. I knew for the first time in my life that Jesus was God and this was real. It was the most beautiful moment I’ve ever had in my life.”

Jason asked Jesus Christ into his heart.

“I started reading what Jesus said in the Bible. How He said to live your life. I hurt a lot of people in my childhood, a lot of people in my teenage years, and a lot of people in my in my 20s. To know that I was actually loved and forgiven, despite all that drew me to God in a way that He came into my heart.

   “That’s when my life did a one hundred-eighty degree change. My thoughts and my heart started changing. My view of people started changing.”

   Jason doesn’t write much these days, but still works in the music industry. Now married, he and his wife Heather manage several musicians and performing artists.

   “I love Christian music personally and also love helping people with the dream that God planted in them. My work is no longer about my getting gratification or getting satisfaction. It’s about me helping others, loving others, caring and fighting for others. It is a radical change from where I was and the only thing that changed was Jesus.” 

Jason Davis Hearing His Voice Testimony

Songwriter and business owner Jason Davis sits in his office filled with music memorabilia in Delray Beach, Florida.