Jason D. Loper

M.A. Adjunct Faculty


  • Ph.D. student, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, current. 
  • Buddhist Studies Summer Intensive, Rangjung Yeshe Institute Center for Buddhist Studies (Kathmandu, Nepal) 2006. 
  • M.A. in Theological Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary 1999. 
  • B.S. Finance, University of Alabama 1993. 
  • Adjunct faculty, Trinity Bible College, September 2022-Current. 
  • Adjunct faculty, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, April 2021-Current. 
  • Church Planting Team Leader, Assemblies of God World Missions, July 2012-Current. Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Theological Education Projects Coordinator, Assemblies of God World Missions, July 2003- Current.  Kathmandu, Nepal. 
  • Board Member, Change the Map Buddhist Prayer Initiative, 2019-Current. 

Chapters in edited books:

  • Forthcoming: ‘Buddhism in Nepal’, in Change the Map Primer on Buddhism, edited by Mark Durene, for publishing in 2023. Co-authored with P. J. Neiger.

Journal Articles

  • Forthcoming: Loper, Jason. “Pathways to Belonging: An Examination of Christian Identity in Tibetan Buddhist Contexts, in International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Thomas John Hastings, ed. Publication date: Spring/Summer 2023. 


Jason and his wife, Kristi, have served as AGWM missionaries to Nepal since 2001. Over the course of his 21 years of missionary service, he has assisted with the growth and development of theological education in Nepal, primarily as a New Testament professor and board member for Nepal Theological College. In addition to his ongoing investment in training and equipping local pastors and church planters, Jason also currently serves as the team leader for the Envision Nepal Live Dead team. The focus of this ministry team is to bring gospel access to unreached Tibetan Buddhist people groups in the Himalayan regions of Nepal. Jason is currently a PhD student at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. He and Kristi have four children: Nathaniel, Abigail, Judah, and Hezekiah. 

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