"I have always been amazed by the power of the written word and by the power of a life well-lived for God. When you put the two together ... WOW, you have dynamite! I am so thankful for God’s written Word and how it touched my life as a lost teenager, headed for trouble, and how it brought me to Christ and changed my life. I am also deeply grateful for those people God put in my life who faithfully lived out the principles of God’s Word in their daily lives. I decided as a young Christian that I wanted to share the principles of God's Word and live my life in such a way that God could use me to impact the lives of others for Him. Thus, though I had been writing since I was very young, my writing took on a whole new purpose. My heart’s desire is that all that I write will help to ' … prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God,'  (Romans 12:2b)."


Jan has always had a deep love and burden for missions and considers being asked to write No Turning Back: The Life and Adventures of Herbert Grings, as one of her greatest privileges. 


JAN VAN HEE  enjoys every facet of the ministry God has given her, but she has always had a special burden and love for teenagers. Saved as a teen herself, she is an experienced teacher; and started a club for young women that proved to be a profitable ministry as they learned everything from table manners to personal appearance to community service, all from a Biblical perspective. Along with extensive author credits in the form of programs, skits, and plays, she authored a Sunday School curriculum for young women, and wrote closing programs for Neighborhood Bible Time.

Jan is a graduate of Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion, a Proficiency in Church Ministries, and a minor in Foreign Language Studies. She married Ron Van Hee and they followed the Lord’s leading first into youth work and then into the pastorate. After Ron retired from his church ministry, he and Jan became associate missionaries with Northwest Baptist Mission. 

Ron also became field director for Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry and for seven years he and Jan traveled the western states educating churches on reaching Muslims for Christ and representing both mission boards. During this time Jan met many missionary and pastors’ wives she added to her prayer list and encourages them when she can.  She has also had the joy of mentoring some young ministry wives.

Ron resigned his position as field director for ABOM but they still serve as associate missionaries with Northwest Baptist Missions. They currently live in Grand Junction, Colorado and have two children and three grandchildren.

Jan remains active as a women's conference speaker and Bible study teacher.​

“A mentor’s success is revealed in his or her follower’s commitment to truth. I have witnessed this commitment under Jan Van Hee’s ministry to teen girls.” —Lori Loftus, Red Cliff Bible Camp, Pinedale, Wyoming

“In her teen girl’s class Jan encouraged me to develop a godly femininity, and not to adopt the worldly philosophy of independence. I praise God for her influence and example—always pointing me to Him!” —Rachel Stewart, Teacher and Missionary

“The projects at the end of each devotional challenged me as I applied what I learned.” —Marissa Petty

“This devotional presents God’s truth in areas such as beauty, having a right attitude, doing God’s will, and choosing friends. My entire life and my walk with God have been challenged.” —Hannah Romero
My Books
  1. Title 4
  2. Title 2