a short background on how we came to be
Jesus encouraged His disciples to pray to "our Father in heaven." (Matthew 6:9) As we pray, the Father leads. When the going gets hard, He takes us by the hand.
In the space below, we cannot share all we have been through, but for your encouragement, the Lord is faithful to lead when you allow Him. He is faithful and able.
to God be the glory!
- Angelique, Jonathan, Juoleanne, Jeremiah and Jason
Jason Betler is the founding evangelist for The Nations Hope; a ministry reaching people with the saving news of Jesus Christ.
Jason was raised in the Northeastern part of the United States near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Raised in a small church, he became familiar with the word of God and the hymns. However, it was not until later that he came to faith in Christ.
Jason responded to Jesus’ call of salvation and was born into God’s family at a music audition in Baltimore, Maryland (USA) in 1993. “Jesus found me right where I was," Jason recalls. "No church service or preacher necessary; just Jesus and me. I had prayed, saying ‘Jesus, I could use you right now.’ It was not the most elegant prayer, but apparently that was all Jesus needed. Jesus stepped into my life and I suddenly felt so clean inside! I was forgiven of all guilt and I knew it. I also remember feeling loved like never before. It was amazing. My whole world was changed in a single moment.”
Jason quickly became a vocal advocate of the gospel to his classmates. He was a sophomore, studying music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (USA) during that time.
A year later, while watching an interview on Christian television, Jason saw what the Lord was doing in Africa through a man named Reinhard. Jason remembers "something 'clicked' deep within me and I remember jumping up and yelling at the television, saying 'Lord! That's the real thing, and that is where I want to be!"
Jason relocated to Orlando, Florida (USA) in 1997 and was involved with various ministries in the local church. During a Sunday morning class, he met Matthias Schleier, who had just just moved to town with Christ for all Nations; the ministry of German Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. Matthias and Jason became roommates at the same time Evangelist Bonnke relocated to the United States. Jason was invited to join the office team and soon found himself traveling and serving as Bonnke's Personal Assistant.
At Bonnke's side, Jason saw the power of God in action - leading millions to salvation. Physical healings and a myriad of testimonies followed wherever the gospel was proclaimed. And Jason began to catch a vision for what God could do in other parts of the world; especially Asia.
A stop at the Christ for all Nations office in Germany caused a meeting between Angelique and Jason. Not thinking they had much in common, Angelique began speaking about her desire to be a missionary in China and Asia. The relationship blossomed and they were married in 2003.
From Evangelist Bonnke, Jason caught the vision to form a ministry having a similar evangelistic nature. With Bonnke’s blessing, Jason and Angelique founded The Nations Hope in 2004.
The Nations Hope grew quickly and the Betler family, now with Juoleanne (3) and Jonathan (2 months), moved to Singapore in 2008. They soon expanded with an office in Jakarta, Indonesia for a time as well.
Jason's activity was largely focused on Southeast Asian countries. Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines are but a few. Taiwan and other Asian countries were also frequented. Anywhere the gospel could be preached!
Gospel crusades drew large crowds in unlikely (and often overlooked) areas. Multiplied thousands of people were finding salvation in Jesus Christ. Testimonies of physical healings happened in many meetings. The response to the good news of Jesus brought peace and reconciliation to families, churches, local governments, and cities.
Jason Betler often ministered in churches and training of church leaders and business gatherings.
Changes came in 2015 as the Lord led Jason and Angelique, and their family (now also with Jeremiah) to pioneer a church in San Jose, California where they pastored for 5 years before returning to focus on The Nations Hope in 2020.
They are currently in the process of returning to Singapore with the double-duty of serving as regional missionaries along with their other evangelistic initiatives.
Education and Credentials
Jason holds a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) in Springfield, Missouri, USA, and is an ordained minister of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
Jason and Angelique have three children: Juoleanne, Jonathan and Jeremiah.
Evangelist Jason Betler speaks and ministers in churches, revival meetings, conferences, gospel crusades, or wherever the Holy Spirit allows him to go.
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:20–21)
We are forever grateful to Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke (1940-1919) and the Christ for all Nations team. Pastor Bonnke's example, mentoring, friendship and love has meant the world to us. We honor him as we continue to preach the glorious gospel of Christ; plundering hell to populate heaven for Calvary's sake.