Pastor Dan Christiaans grew up in London, Ontario and was raised in a loving Catholic family. At the age of 16 Dan attended a Christian camp called Camp Y.E.S. It was there that he trusted Christ as his personal Saviour. He began attending Harvesters Baptist Church and soon felt God leading him to train for Christian ministry. He and his wife, Tara Christiaans, attended FaithWay Bible College of Canada before moving to Chatham to work at Maple City Baptist Church. He completed his Bachelors Degree in Religion through Liberty University Online.
Dan and Tara have been blessed to work under the mentorship of Pastor and Kim Dressler at Maple City since May of 2005. Dan has taken on several diverse roles at the church; however, his main passion lays in impacting the hearts and lives of young people with the truth found in Jesus Christ. Dan and Tara have invested their lives in the spiritual growth of our teens. Each youth meeting includes activities and Bible studies filled with the teach of God's Word, challenging applications, excitement, games and fun. Their message is simple – teenagers can and should take a stand for Christ and bring glory to God now. Young people at Maple City learn to live out their faith and enjoy a life of real purpose and joy. Since 2005, both the youth group and the Christiaans family have grown tremendously; Dan and Tara now have four beautiful children and look forward to spending many more years serving at Maple City.
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