Pastor Jack, a native of Grand Rapids, received his Bachelor’s degree from Calvin College, and Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He and Rebecca were married in 1996 and together have three sons ranging in ages from 18 to 12. They have worked together in varying capacities since 1993 in Christian organizations specializing in world prayer, world evangelization, Christian education, Christian publication, and ministry to special needs families. He was ordained into ministry in 2000, and commissioned as Pastor of Lake Effect Church on October 6, 2016.
Pastor Jack sets the vision and oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of Lake Effect Church. He and Pastor Rebecca together serve the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church. Pastor Jack has a personal accountability team made up of mature, respected men who are able to speak into his life about any issue.