Almost a year ago, Discovery Plus released the startling series Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed, and its viewers of course are still wondering about a lot of things. The world thus got to know all about the star-studded Australian church once known for luring big names such as Justin and Hailey Bieber. The series focused on the scandal and controversy involving many of its male members who had been exercising a “gross” manhandling of power. Of course, Jason Mays was one of them. A staff administrator, volunteer singer, and son of the human resources head at the church, he was exposed to sexually assaulting Anna Crenshaw. After the assault, Anna later learned that Jason was married, to Ashley Mays, who is just our topic for this writing!
Meet Ashley Mays, Hillsong’s Jason Mays Wife
Hillsong’s Jason Mays’s wife, Ashley Mays, had even become Anna’s volunteer group leader after the assault after the latter confronted him publicly.
Hillsong Church did not take any action against Jason for months following Anna’s report and Jason also denied the incident initially. But eventually when it was confirmed he was placed on leave, but still a paid one.
During that time, Ashley had just had their first baby and yet she led Anna’s volunteer group. While Jason insisted at the time that Anna was intentionally trying to get in between him and his family.
In January 2020, Jason pleaded guilty to “indecent assault”. He was then given two years probation and mandatory counseling. He was also banned from any ministry for 12 months. Anna, meanwhile, left Hillsong College and church. The church’s general counsel eventually dismissed the case responding that their pastoral team will continue to care for Anna as they have been while also maintaining their obligation to care for Jason, his wife, and his family as a church. “Jason’s actions have resulted in pain not only for Anna but also his wife Ashley, not to mention other family members”, he wrote as his final say.
Fast forward to today, Jason and Ashley still were together, married, and even content.
The two got married on 26 September 2013. Four years later, on their anniversary, Jason was seen raving about how Ashley was his first and only girlfriend, her best friend in the world, and whatnot.
Then, last year on Valentine’s Day, Jason again gushed about how his girl had been a pillar of strength when the past “CRAZY” couple of years. He went on to write on social media that he pinches himself to think they have been together for a decade now.
He refers to her with endearments including “My Queen, “My Lover”, “My Sun”, “My Moon”, My Stars, “My Little Pony” and many others.
So like that, Jason has always been big on words. He also has time and again appreciated his wife for inspiring him and always being a great mother to their kids.
Today, Ashley and her husband share two daughters, Charlie Dawn Mays and Holland Lively Mays. The former is the eldest and she turned 4 on 15 August 2022. While baby Holland just turned one year old on 3 May 2022.
Ashley Mays Age
Ashley Mays turned 31 years old in 2022.
What Is Ashley Mays Maiden’s Name?
Before adopting her husband’s last name Ashley went around by the name Ashley Irving, which is her maiden name.
Not much is known about Ashley’s family background. Yet we know the names of a few other Irvings she is related to. They are Mikeah Irving, Kathy Irving (Russack), Dale Irving, Steve Irving, Joshua Irving, and Tony Irving.
We also learned the names of Ashley’s parents-in-law. They are John Mays and Kerri Mays.
Ashley Mays Job
On her LinkedIn, Ashley Mays mentioned working as a String Movement coordinator at Hillsong Church. And that was all she gave away about her job/career at the time of this writing.
Is Ashley Mays On IG?
Yes. Ashley Mays could be found on Instagram @ashmays_. But, this page of hers with 5,084 posts and 621 followers as kept private up until 31 December 2022.
Ashley, at the time, also did not seem to share much on her ‘Ashley Mays (Irving)’ Facebook.
In the meantime, she still did appear regularly on her hubby’s Instagram @jasonmays.
Where Is Ashley Mays From?
Ashley Mays was born and brought up in Sydney, Australia. Since then and for a longer time, the place had been her home. But, she and the family moved to London, in the United Kingdom likely in mid-2022.
Later, Jason took to his Instagram to write how he and Ashley came down to this decision after they were exhausted and heartbroken from the year they had just lived through.
As to ‘why the UK?’, he explained that they had recently learned he was born a British citizen. So, he said, Ashley and the girls could claim spousal and dependent visas. Jason had first flown to London in February 2022 to set them up with an apartment, car, and pre-schools for the kids.
When Is Ashley Mays’s Birthday?
Ashley Mays celebrates her birthday, on August 12th, within three days of her eldest daughter’s. Last year when they had their 30th and a 3rd lockdown-style birthday within 3 days of each other, Jason said it felt like one giant joy marathon.
How Tall Is Ashley Mays?
Ashley Mays stands above 5’6” in height.