Jason Upton was adopted in 1973. He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the age of fifteen he began ministering in churches all over the United States. At this time he also won the Christian Artist Music Seminar in Estes Park, Colorado, and recorded his first recording. He continued to travel and began writing music at eighteen, and at twenty-one recorded his first original recording. In December 1995 Jason married Rachel, his wife. Shortly after their marriage they both had an encounter with God that left them searching for something more than merely going to churches to sing.