Chris and Jan Beard
Chris has been Lead Pastor of Peoples Church Cincinnati since 2001, and on staff since 1992. Chris is passionate about Jesus and embracing all people with Jesus’ love. Chris believes diverse unity is God’s vision for his Church (John 17, Eph. 3) and isn’t opposed to doing Kingdom work on a golf course when he has an opportunity! Chris has lived in many cities but considers Cincinnati home. Chris holds a Biblical Studies degree from Evangel University and an MA in Christian Doctrine and History from Regent University.
Jan is the Missions and Residency Program director at Peoples Church. She is a Cincinnati native and after living in several locales, from Colorado to Croatia, God brought her back to this city with a passion for the nations. She remains grateful and amazed that God brought the nations to Peoples Church! Jan received her BA from Evangel University in International Studies and her MA from Fuller Seminary in Global Leadership. She and Chris have three adult children, Alek, Elle, and Colette and a son-in-law, Phil.