Our Story

Herb and Jan

Janet grew up in Topsail, Newfoundland and spent most of her childhood years as a student at First Baptist Academy. Upon graduation, she went to a Christian university in the Southern USA for a year and a half and studied elementary education. After her experience there, Janet returned home and attended the provincial university in Newfoundland, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Social work and a Bachelor's degree in Russian and Linguistics. She worked for a couple of years as a Child Protection Social Worker for the Province of Newfoundland, before leaving her job to raise her own family!

Herb grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick. He spent his grade school years at a variety of public schools throughout the city. After graduation, Herb went to the USA to Bible College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministries. Upon graduation, Herb accepted the call to be the youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. It was during this time as Youth Pastor that Herb and Janet met and fell in love. Herb and Janet have been married since 1997!

In 1999, Herb and Janet left Newfoundland so Herb could receive more education. In 2001, after finishing two years of Seminary, Herb accepted the call to pastor his home church in Saint John. For the past 14 years he has served as the pastor of that church. It was during this time that he completed his Master of Divinity degree (2011) through live video conferencing and block courses.

After traveling to the field of South Africa in August 2014, Herb and Janet began to pray about God's leading. In June of 2015, they announced to the church family their intention to begin preparations to pursue God's leading to the field of South Africa!

 

Meet The Kids!

Cool Kids

Herb and Janet have four kids. Caleb, Jared, Noah and Megan! Here's a little information about each of them!

About Jared: Jared is 15 years old.  He was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick. Jared attended Seawood Elementary School and was homeschooled for middle school. Jared entered Harbour View High School as a Grade 10 student this past September 6. Jared has a variety of interests. He has been a paper carrier for 4 years and enjoys playing water polo - this year he began his training to become a lifeguard. He likes to draw and to play video games. He loves to hang out with his cousin Nic and is easy to spot in a crowd because he often wears his trademark Fedora.

About Megan: Megan is 14 years old.  She was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick. Megan also attended Seawood Elementary School and has been homeschooled through middle school. She is glad to finally be a teenager! Megan loves to do crafts and word search puzzles. She enjoys watching cooking shows on TV and is a great helper to Janet in the kitchen. Megan can often be seen with a small child in her arms as she loves to care for babies and toddlers.

About Noah: Noah is 12 years old. He was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick. Noah just finished his 6th grade homeschool program this year! He likes to collect hockey cards and he can answer almost any hickey trivia question you can throw at him. Since hockey season is finished for the summer months, so he has turned his attention to other pursuits. Noah's quick wit and infectious laughter keep us smiling.  Noah likes to hang out with his friends, especially his best friend, Cody.

About Caleb: Caleb is 18 years old.  He was born in Newfoundland and is proud of his “Newfie roots.”  He has lived in Saint John since he was 2 years old.  Caleb just graduated from Harbour View High School where he was very involved in both music and dramatic productions.  He played a lead role in his school’s musical last year (He was Sebastian the crab in "The Little Mermaid"). Caleb has been a paper carrier for 7 years.  He enjoys his job, working at Kent Building Supplies in the hardware department. Caleb loves to hang out with his friends and to attend Windcrest Bible Camp each summer.  He has played water polo for many years and is a formidable presence as team goalie!

FAMILY BIRTHDAYS

Herb – September 15 (1973)
Janet – May 2 (1971)
Caleb – June 19 (1999)
Jared –  December 5 (2001)
Megan – May 6 (2003)
Noah – March 18 (2005)

FAVORITE FOODS

Herb – lobster (or T Bone steak)
Janet – fish chowder
Caleb – fried chicken and toutons (Google it)
Jared – tacos
Megan – pizza
Noah – nutella (is it a food?)

MY DREAM SUPER POWER...

Herb – walk through walls
Janet – speak any language
Caleb – super strength
Jared –  super speed
Megan – to fly
Noah – to use the force