About Jared

Jared is passionate about proclaiming the glory of God in the church. He is an unashamed proponent of Reformed theology and is committed to seeing the gospel and Biblical truth boldly declared in the church through expositional preaching, theological education and discipleship. In addition to his enthusiasm for good works of theology, church history and philosophy, Jared is an avid sports fan (the Denver Broncos & Montreal Canadiens top his list) and a lover of camping, movies, gaming and his two dogs Charlie (Chocolate Labrador Retriever) and Molly (Beagle).

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Jared was born November 21, 1972 in Steinbach, MB, Canada. Jared moved around a lot as a youth, living most of his life in Alberta. It was only after he returned to the land of his birth in his early twenties that he met the love of his life, Tanya. Within a year they were married. Jared and Tanya have two children.

In 2000 Jared completed a Masters of Divinity (Honours) from Providence Theological Seminary in Otterburne, MB. Immediately following the completion of this degree, he took a teaching position at Peace River Bible Institute in Sexsmith, AB as the Professor of Theology and Bible. It was during his four years of teaching at PRBI that Jared developed his heart for bible-based, gospel-centered discipleship. In 2004 Jared left his teaching position, moved his family to Philadelphia, PA and began working on his Ph. D. at Westminster Theological Seminary in Historical and Systematic Theology (Minors in Apologetics and Church History). It was a wonderful experience for his family, but after two short years in the City of Brotherly Love, they moved once again, this time back to Steinbach, MB. He continues to live in his town of birth where he preaches, teaches and mentors present and future pastors while fulfilling the role of Lead Pastor at Covenant Reformed Church.

Educational Degrees:

B.A. in Biblical Studies, Providence College (1994).

M. Div. Honours, Providence Theological Seminary (2000)

Thesis topic: “Doing Evangelical Theology in a Postmodern World”

Ph.D. in Historical and Systematic Theology (minor in Apologetics and Church History), Westminster Theological Seminary (ABD)

Dissertation topic: “Re-Affirming the Center: A Covenantal Re-visioning of Scripture as the Foundation for Theology”

Teaching and Pastoral Background:

Present — Lead Pastor of Covenant Reformed Church

2010-Present — Adjunct Faculty, Steinbach Bible College

2008-2016 — Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Bible Church

2007-2008 — Teaching Pastor, Cornerstone Bible Church (Half-time)

2000-2004 — Professor of Theology and Bible, Peace River Bible Institute

Courses Currently Being Taught

Church History: Christ to 1500 (Steinbach Bible College)

Church History: 1500 to Present

Faith and Doubt

Faith and Science

The Book of Revelation

Published Writings:

“Shaping Theology in the Postmodern Turn” Didaskalia Spring 2002 (Vol. 13, No. 2)

“New Calvinists and Neo-Anabaptists: Anabaptism and New Calvinism in Conversation”Direction Fall 2013 (Vol. 42, No. 2)