Jack spent his early years as a missionary kid in Ecuador where his parents took up the call to replace five martyred missionaries. He enjoyed his later teen years in a mission-minded church in Vancouver and after marrying Gayle relished eighteen years working with missionary kids in Kenya, Africa. He now pastors in a Vancouver church which welcomes almost 50 different nationalities into a multi-cultural mosaic.
Jack completed his Bachelor and Master of Theology, A Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in counseling. He has used his training in the founding or co-founding of at least nine significant ministries or organizations.
Jack has engaged his world as a missionary kid, friend, husband, parent, teacher, coach, dorm parent, counselor, pastor, chaplain, writer and organizational entrepreneur. Jack uses his love for words and people through speaking at conferences and events along with preaching at his home church in Vancouver.
Two of Jack’s first three published novels were selected as finalists by the Word Guild of Canada. One in the area of Christian romance and one in the area of Young Adult literature. Jack has written many unpublished children’s stories for his grandchildren and also has several fiction and non-fiction books on the go.
Jack writes as a Master with Faithwriters and has over 50 editor’s choice awards with stories then published in anthologies. Jack is an established writer for Light Magazine on a monthly basis and publishes blogs and Faith Now contributions.
Jack is an avid reader and has over 4,000 volumes in his personal library.