Meet our Pastor

Hi! I’m Pastor Jason Strong. This is my lovely wife Becky and our 3-year-old daughter, Mara. We’re so excited to be out here in the wonderful town of Fairbanks. I grew up Outside, spending most of my life in Wisconsin and Minnesota. I went to college in the small town of New Ulm, Minnesota, at Martin Luther College. After graduating from there in 2007, I went on to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin, where I continued in my studies to become a pastor. I graduated from there in May 2011, and I was blessed to be assigned to serve the congregation of Light of the World here in Fairbanks.

I am usually working in my office at home, visiting people, or spending time with my family. You might even catch me walking our golden retriever, Finley, along the streets of Fairbanks. You can likely find my wife and I hiking, kayaking, biking, skiing, basically anything that gets us spending time outdoors and enjoying God’s beautiful creation (yes, even at 40 below!). Please come and say hello!

My family and I are so happy to be up here at the Last Frontier, serving the members of Light of the World and the community of Fairbanks. God is awesome! I’m excited to meet you and to have the honor of sharing our greatest Friend, Jesus, and his amazing love with you!

My door is always open; I'm here for you.  If ever you need someone to meet with you, pray for you, or even just chat with you, I'd be happy to do that!  Feel free to contact me via my email,, or call me at (907)479-4324.  God's blessings to you in everything you do!

"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us." ~ 1 John 3:16