Jason Church was born in raised in a town called Aiken, South Carolina. He grew up on a farm on the outskirts of the town. His parents, though owning the farm, made just enough money to keep the family comfortable, but not enough to allow Jason the freedom of enjoying his childhood. Over the years of his childhood, he began to despise the poverty he lived in. After some research, he found that doctors made enough money to live comfortably. He decided then that he was going to pursue a career in the medical field.
However, not everything went to plan. After Jason had gotten accepted into The Medical University of South Carolina, he quickly realized that after a year of studying, he had accumulated an enormous amount of debt that would take him years to pay off. Seeing that the fruits of his labor were not going to be enough to rip him from poverty, Jason looked for other means of income. Walking through an alley one day, he noticed a van running. He stood back and watched as four men armed and masked men got out of the van and rushed towards the rear entrance of a jewelry store. As he watched them break in and subsequently 5 minutes later rush out with full bags, he grew increasingly interested in what was going on. He quickly ran back to his car and decided to follow this van.
He was careful, but he followed this van all the way back to their hideout. Building up the courage, he approached the group. While they were not trusting of this new man, they listened to what he had to say and gave him a chance. A year later, Jason was a full time member of this crew. Robbing banks, jewelry stores, weapon factories… they did it all. With his medical training, Jason was made the crew’s doc and they began their international journey to wealth.
While traveling through Europe, hitting bank vault after bank vault, the crew ended up heading to the country of Chernarus. Holing up in a barn north of Novigrad, the group began blending into the local populace. Their target, the Chernarus National Bank in Novigrad, was not going to be an easy score. Jason was prepared for the whole situation to devolve into chaos, but he had faith in his crew. They staked out the bank for about a month, learning patterns of the guards as well as the location of the vault. As they prepared their heist, they heard chatter on the local radio about some sort of incident happening in the province to the East: South Zagoria. Knowing that the country's attention would be shifted to the occurrences in the East, the crew planned their heist for the 26th of July, 2017.
On the morning of the heist day, the crew geared up in their van and drove the two hours south to Novigrad. There was something strange about that day, however. An eerie silence permeated the air as they drove, and traffic was sparse throughout the country roads. As they got into the city, they noticed that the place was trashed. Cars were parked in the middle of the road, debris was littered around, and people ran around like madmen. Jason was confused with what was happening, but insisted that with the chaos ensuing, they would have less trouble at the bank. They continued on to an alleyway nearby the bank and dismounted. As they were about to launch their assault, they witnessed a strange event happen in front of the bank. A large group of people were engaged in what seemed like a large brawl, right there in the middle of the street. They watched as some of the participants were pushed to the ground and were ripped open by a group of deranged looking men.
They avoided the front area and instead decided to breach into the bank through a back entrance. Once their breach man silently opened up one of the doors, the crew entered the building and made their way through it, moving slow and cautiously. As they passed by the main lobby on their way to the vault, they noticed that the chaos from outside had made its way inside. As they watched the lobby get torn to shreds by these deranged people, a door burst open behind them. Coming from that door was an eerie screech, followed by a small group of these deranged men. They charged at the crew, who only had enough time to react and push these people back. But the deranged men were insistent. They weren't responding to any of the crew's threats, and one of the men in the crew opened fire on this group of insane people.
In an instant, a wave of these crazy people started running from the lobby towards the crew. Noticing the heist was a bust, Jason called out that they were leaving and took off for the entrance they had come through. Everything was falling apart, however, and more and more of the deranged people began coming out of every nook and cranny. Once outside, the group made an effort to get back to the van, however their plan was stopped as they ran into a giant group of these people. As the chaos consumed the crew, Jason got split off from the rest of the group. He ran for his life through the dangerous streets of Novigrad, fighting for his own survival. By the time he found his way back to the van's location, it was gone. Cursing, Jason took off on foot through the alleyways, doing everything in his power to survive.
Jason ended up alone for way over a year, traveling through the countryside of Chernarus, finding, or taking, whatever food he could. He learned from a survivor he had found in a countryside that what had happened was a major viral outbreak, but he didn't learn much else. After some time, Jason unintentionally made his way into South Zagoria, doing his best to look our for only himself. He only hoped he could survive in this wasteland.