Jan was born in Texas and raised in north Louisiana, making her home in Monroe. At an early age she had a desire to play the piano and sing. When she was six years old Jan began taking piano lessons. By the age of twelve she was playing the piano and organ in church. Jan formed a trio when she was in her teens called “The Christianaires” which was made up of her playing the piano and singing harmony, her younger sister Lisa on the lead vocals and her friend Debbie who also sang harmony. The trio was asked to sing in the surrounding areas at churches and gospel singings. They were privileged to open on many occasions at the Monroe Civic Center for gospel singings which showcased such singing groups as, The Happy Goodmans, The Blackwood Brothers, The Catherdrals, Dottie Rambo, and other great artist. During these early years she attended Stamps School of Music and Crossett School of Music in which she was blessed to be trained and mentored by some of the great legends of Gospel music of our day.
After graduation Jan married the love of her life, Henry, who also was called to ministry. Together they have worked in many areas of ministry; pastoring, evangelizing, mission work, Christian Education and more. Jan taught private piano, organ, accordian and voice lessons for many years. She has been a choir director and when at her home church is the minister of music and praise and worship leader. In the past years, she has devoted herself to the international ministry her and her husband oversee traveling and ministering in several countries. Jan has a doctorate degree in music as well as church tax & law. Due to her heavy schedule and responsibilities she is not able to devote as much time as she would like to her music, but appreciates every opportunity when God open the doors for her to ministry.
Jan and Henry have a daughter, Tanya, and a son, Jeremy and two wonderful grandchildren, Jimmy and Cassey…and we can’t forget their little precious fur babies, Mia and Tucker.