- Published on Thursday, 09 June 2011 19:33
John Leaman (better known as Jack) was born into a Pentecostal preacher’s home to parents who dearly loved the Lord. After graduating from high school in central Ohio and from Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota, the Leamans were invited by R. G. Cook in Lancaster, Ohio, to be his assistant pastor.
Jack assisted Reverend Cook for seven years and then the Lord directed the Leamans to start a home missions work in Wausau, Wisconsin. Five years later Reverend Cook requested Jack to return to Lancaster. During the final years of pastoring, the church was eleventh in the nation in foreign missions giving.
The Leamans’ life took on a new dimension when he was asked by Foreign Mission Division to assume the position of Director of Promotion and Publication, giving direction to deputizing missionaries. There he began promoting the Faith Promise program to churches that would financially support missionaries and other projects overseas. Over the past thirty plus years, he has had the privilege of holding over 1,450 Faith Promise commitment services in North America and overseas, seeing in excess of $56 million committed to reaching this lost world.