His ministry passions include expository preaching of the Word of God, equipping and mobilizing believers for the work of ministry, training the next generation of pastors and elders in the church, as well as teaching theology and the Biblical languages in the church.
Jerod and his wife Sarah have been married for 14 years and have three girls, Hailey, Madelyn, and Maisy. Jerod enjoys time with the family; learning languages; spending time with Muslims; reading thick, dense books of theology; traveling; the Boston Red Sox; In-N-Out burgers; and big cups of strong, black coffee.
He holds a B.A. in English literature with a minor in Japanese from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Gateway Seminary in Ontario, California.
Favorite book: “The Justification of God” by John Piper
Inspired by: Athanasius, Augustine, the Reformers, John MacArthur and John Piper
Favorite quote: “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” John Piper
Life purpose statement: I exist for the imperial majesty of Jesus Christ and for the glory of His invincible, sovereign empire.
He attended University of Texas at Arlington and received his Texas Architectural License in 1981. He has retired from a long career as an architect and in construction management.
He served in the U.S Army and is a Vietnam War veteran. His personal interests are his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as his love of wood turning, woodcarving and ukulele music.
After serving for 25 years with the Wycliffe Bible Translators, first in Sudan, later in Kenya and also in Dallas, they made a major career change and went into real estate. They started a property management company and have helped people invest in real estate.
The Van Rooys have three girls, all married, and nine grandchildren -- soon to be 10 (and maybe a few more after that). They have been involved in CCBC since the mid-90s. Steve currently serves as the chairman of the missions committee.