I was born and raised in the Netherlands. My Dutch name, Jan, is the equivalent of John and is pronounced “yawn.” So, when you yawn … just think of me. Or, even better, contact me and let’s join hands together to start or improve your copy, content, and marketing. It may be a little odd to associate “yawning” with “The Christian Copywriter,” but I’ve a feeling it does work 🙂
In 1994-1995, I lived in New York City for 15 months. I volunteered at Times Square Church on the Raven Truck and at The Upper Room, reaching out to the homeless. It was a life-changing experience. When I returned to the Netherlands, I started working at a homeless shelter. During that time, I also obtained my undergraduate degree through external studies with Global University (at that time known as ICI University).
I permanently moved to the U.S. in 2001 to pursue my graduate degree program on a work scholarship. I obtained my Master of Divinity and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies. For six years I worked and taught at a Christian Academy and Seminary. I also assisted the pastor, including preaching. When I resigned, I continued in an educational setting, but now in full-time in sales and marketing.
When I was a teenager, I became intrigued with the psychology behind sales and marketing—what makes people act and buy? What makes them tick? In addition, I developed a passion for writing and have written numerous books. I started Christian Copywriting to combine my passion for writing with my background in sales and marketing.
Copywriting is somewhat like illusionism. It persuades people to act and buy, while most aren’t aware what transpired. While no one will probably show me the secrets of an illusionist, I do enjoy knowing the behind-the-scenes techniques and “secrets” of copywriting. While it certainly is a science, it’s also an art.
Lastly, I offer a great and easy fundraising opportunity for your church, ministry, Christian school, or Christian non-profit. You can check it out at The Cause of Christ. This fundraising opportunity may easily set off (part of) the cost for your copy, content, and marketing.
I look forward to hearing from you.
The Christian Copywriter (don’t forget to think about me when you yawn)