From the very beginning of his walk with Jesus, Ian knew that he was called to ministry. After serving his city in the police force, he began searching for opportunities to serve in the church. After answering an online ad for a job at a Vineyard Church in Chicago, he was offered the job as a youth pastor and in 2001, he moved with his wife and two-soon-to-be-three children to the bright city of Chicago. During his time as the Youth Pastor, Ian often took the kids to Toronto to visit John and Carol Arnott’s church. His goal was to inspire his youth to be passionate lovers of Jesus. After 6 years as the youth pastor of what is now called Greater Chicago Church, Ian became the Executive Pastor and finally the Senior pastor in 2008.