Jason Francis is a Christian singer/songwriter and psychotherapist in Texas who has combined his love of music and passion for psychology into a ministry of helping others. He is also a member of the Christian Country Duo, The Easlons.
A private practitioner in Waco, Texas since 1999, Jason has studied at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas A&M Central Texas, Baylor University, and NorthCentral University, obtaining both his undergraduate and Master's degrees in Psychology from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. His post-graduate studies continued at the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Ellis Institute in New York City, and EMDR training through EMDRIA . Jason has also completed his Certification in Advanced Graduate Studies Degree in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at NorthCentral University. His interests lie in the area of mind/body/spirit connectivity and how our physiology, spirituality, and psychology are all interconnected. Jason has taught as a lecturer in the Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Residency program for Texas A&M Medical School at Texas A&M Health Science Center in Temple, Texas. He has also served as an adjunct faculty at The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas A&M Central Texas, Tarlten State University Central Texas, and guest lecturer at Baylor University.
As his mother recalls, his music interests began at age 3 when he was heard playing the "meow mix" commercial theme song by ear on his grandparents' piano. Soon after, he began taking piano lessons and performed his first recital at age 6 playing Beethoven's Fur Elise. He went on to study piano through out his school years and into his college career as a piano performance, vocal performance and organ performance, declaring a triple primary in his musical studies. He now continues his studies with his vocal coach and dear friend Carol Meyer Willingham, a classically trained Opera Singer with an extensive Opera career, most notably as a principal soprano for nine consecutive years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, with whom he performs frequently.
Jason has had the opportunity to perform all over the world with the Continental Singers and Orchestra, his family's ministry, and his solo career. His career has taken him to some of the finest venues including concert halls, churches, cathedrals, and auditoriums through out more than 40 of the United States in such cities as Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York. His musical travels have also led him throughout Western Europe and the United Kingdom including performances in London, Liverpool, Glascow, and Belfast.
Jason resides in Belton, Texas with his wife, Michelle and their daughters Chloe and Bryn.