Hi, We're the Skippers
Thanks for checking us out! We are Jason, Norah, Erynn, Jordan & Derrick Skipper and we currently live in Nashville, Tennessee...
It's Been a Ride
If there is one thing that you could say about our lives, it’s that it’s been an adventure!
I (Jason) was born and raised in Oakland, MD. After two years of College studying Business Management, I took a year off (supposedly) to work in missions in Sucre, Bolivia. Once arriving there and getting involved in the ministry, it became increasingly obvious that I was where I needed to be. Long story short, that one year turned into 15 amazing years of ministry.
Norah and Our Beginnings in Church Planting
I met Norah while teaching English in the Theological Seminary, and we married in January of 1998. From the beginning, we knew that we were supposed to reach and impact Bolivia for Christ. In April of that year, we planted our first church with just our tithes money and more than enough blood, sweat, and tears. Little did we know, but that church turned out to be the first of numerous high impact churches that we would plant around Bolivia, touching the lives of thousands.
Family and Moving Around
All three of our children; Erynn, Jordan & Derrick were born in Bolivia (born in 2000, 2004 & 2007 respectively). In 2009 we moved from Sucre to Santa Cruz to plant yet another church, and in 2011 we moved back to the USA. Since being back we have lived in multiple locations. We stayed in my hometown of Oakland, MD for six months, and then moved to Murfreesboro, TN. After several years of working at Apple and on my own business, Skipper Innovations, we moved to Rome, Georgia in 2015 to work with Journey Church as the Hispanic Pastors. In 2017 we once again moved back to the Nashville area.
Where We Are Now
Since our return to Nashville, I have dedicated myself to Skipper Innovations, working with multiple businesses in Web Design, Web App Development, Online Marketing, Video Editing & Graphics Design. Norah works as a Pharmacy Technician at CareZone Pharmacy in Nashville. Erynn Graduated High School in 2018, and is currently studying Church Leadership and Worship at Highlands College in Birmingham, Alabama. Jordan is in 8th grade and Derrick is in 5th grade. Apart from work, I am on the board of the Middle Tennessee Disc Golf Association... a hobby that I have taken on with passion since our return to Tennessee. We are also active and form part of the Zeal Church Dream Team, in Bellevue, TN along with Pastor JD Ost.
Where We Are Going
We've been there and done that... but the past doesn't define us. The best is yet to come! Along with growing Skipper Innovations, we have big plans to return our ministry to Bolivia in the very near future! We are in the process of starting a Latin American Church Planting Organization. Our goal is to begin the work in Bolivia with pastors and leaders with whom we have worked with in the past, and eventually expand throughout all of Latin America. We will still be based out of Nashville, but will be in constant contact with the local leadership, and will travel often for pastor training. Exciting times!
That's about it for an overview about us. Be sure to check out more about Skipper Innovations and all that I can do for you!