Our Pastor

Pastor B.J. VanAman was born and raised in the small town of Hastings, MI. Both of his parents were Christians and faithfully took him to church. As a boy, Pastor VanAman understood he was a sinner, that the Lord Jesus Christ died for his sins, and he personally received Him as his Savior. As he grew older, he desired to work with his father in their family business. However, the Lord got a hold of his heart on a mission trip to Jamaica in the summer of 2003. That fall God led him to enroll in The Crown College of the Bible in Powell/Knoxville, TN. It was during this time that God not only gave him the desire to preach the Bible but also allowed him to meet his wife, Sarah. They were married on May 20, 2006. God has blessed them with four sons. The Lord has also provided them with diverse ministry opportunities, including outreach, youth, children’s, Christian education, and music. Together, Pastor and Sarah have a passion for ministry and an intense desire to encourage spiritual growth in the lives of those to whom they minister. In addition to the ministries of the church, Pastor VanAman also serves as chaplain for the Pickerington Police Department.

Email Pastor VanAman: b.vanaman@pickeringtonbaptisttemple.org

John Bishop

Assistant Pastor

John grew up as a military kid with his parents both being Christians. From an early age he understood that he needed a Savior, Jesus Christ. He trusted in Christ as his Savior at the age of 12. The Lord laid it upon his heart to study at the Crown College of the Bible and graduated in 2022 with a missions degree.

Bro. John Bishop moved to Ohio in 2021 to assist the Pastor and help with the children’s ministry.


521 North Center Street, Pickerington, OH 43147