Jack moved to NS in 1981 with his wife and son, James to study under his uncle Jake Turksma to become a minister. For the next 25 years. he and his wife had 3 more children, he worked in many job, owned a number of businesses and did many things in the church.
In September 2006 he became the Lead Pastor of Living Word when Jake passed away. Jack is also the Regional Secretary for the I.A.O.G.I. (Canada) for the Atlantic provinces.