Jan was born and raised in the Ephrata area and attended Lancaster Bible College to pursue his long-felt call to ministry. He earned both a Bachelors in Pastoral Ministry and Biblical Studies as well as a Masters in Leadership Studies. After college, his first ministry role was at New Joy BIC where he served as youth pastor. It was during this season that Jan began preaching on a regular basis. After marrying his high school sweetheart Allison in June 2012, the couple relocated to Lexington, South Carolina. Allison attended the University of South Carolina and earned her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry. During this season, Jan served as the children’s director for a multi-campus church in the Columbia, SC area.
Jan’s family moved home to the Lancaster area in 2016 and he started serving at HBIC Church as the Senior Pastor. He loves fulfilling the call God has placed on his life to minister in the local church and faithfully preaching God’s Word. There is nothing quite as special having a front row seat to watch God work and move in people’s lives!
In his spare time, Jan enjoys reading, camping, and bargain hunting. Allison is an avid baker and enjoys reading and swimming. The couple has two children, Allan and Bailey, who keep them running at full speed!