Dr. Jason Lanker

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Dr. Jason Lanker

Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Formation

Ph.D., Biola University
M.A., Biola University
B.A., The Master's College


At his heart, Dr. Lanker is a passionate guy who loves to dig deep whether it’s in the classroom, over a cup of coffee or taking one last drop into a wave. Having spent most of his life between California, Hawaii and Washington, he decided to move with his wife and two daughters to the beautiful Ozark Mountains. That’s because he wanted to be a part of JBU’s mission to holistically transform students. His unique role as professor of Youth and Outdoor Leadership Ministries is to prepare students who can help others find their unique identity and most intimate relationships through Christ and His church. When it all comes down to it, his life and his teaching can be summed up in one great quote, “The glory of God is a person fully alive!”


Fun Facts:

-         He has surfed in every state on the West Coast- except Alaska

-         He loves to hunt upland game with his brother and German Shorthair, Lazarus

-         His wife was a Hollywood costume designer and now owns her own children’s clothing boutique



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