Bill Janzen

RolePart-Time Editor


I grew up in a Christian home under the teaching of my dad who clearly shared the gospel with me and helped me understand that I was lost, separated from God, and that salvation is a gift of God for all who trust in what Christ accomplished through the finished work of the cross. It was at eight years of age when I surrendered my life to Christ and received Him as my personal Lord and Saviour.

During my growing up years, I spent many hours under the discipleship of my Father searching the Scriptures, often late into the evening hours. My passion for God, His Word, and serving Him continued to grow throughout the years. God soon opened doors for me to serve in the local church teaching Sunday School, young adults, and small groups. It wasn't long and God opened up more opportunities for me, resulting in serving on the Board of Valley Christian Academy and numerous Christian ministries.

In the early years of my faith journey with the Lord, He impressed my heart a passion and desire too strong to ignore, that He was calling me to become a pastor. God provide for me to see that come to fruition. Together with my wife Anne as my greatest support, I had the privilege to pastor a few churches, of which the last twenty-five years were at Osler Mission Chapel.

During this time the church had two missionary couples, Dave & Judy Wright and Dan Theresa serving with, at that time New Tribes Missions, now Ethnos Canada in PNG. This is where my connection and relationship with Ethnos Canada grew and became very meaningful. We had the privilege of spending personal time with our missionary couples in PNG, an opportunity we will always cherish!

Later I had the privilege to serve on the Board of Directors for Ethnos Canada for a six-year term. My role with Ethnos has since changed to a volunteer position which I believe is God's leading.

My work with Establish now consists of editing the lessons for theological and doctrinal accuracy. May God bless the work making disciples who disciple others!

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