Jan Hettinga lives in Snohomish, WA, a community near Seattle. He is Senior Pastor Emeritus at Northshore Baptist Church where he served as Senior Pastor from 1979 to 2008.
Jan earned his Doctor of Ministry Degree in Transformational Leadership. He teaches Kingdom Leadership and Church Multiplication wherever and whenever God opens the doors. The focus of Jan’s teaching is the life-transforming power of the Kingdom Gospel of Jesus. Without surrender to the leadership of Jesus there can be no heart level change. Bowing and believing, also known as repentance and faith, are the two essential sides of salvation.
The Kingdom message is the subject of Jan’s book, Follow Me: Experience the Loving Leadership of Jesus (NavPress, 1996). He is working on several new writing projects at present. Jan also wrote a pamphlet, The Power of Choice, which explains the gospel Jesus and His first followers proclaimed.
Jan and his wife Scharme have three married children and 10 grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, walking and exploring the world.