Our Pastor – OPHBC

Our Pastor//Dan Zike & Family

On November 6, 1994, during a Bible Conference, I recognized my need for Christ to save me of my sins. On my knees, in my mother’s office, I did the only thing I could – I asked Jesus to forgive me and save me.

On March 27, 1996, I knew God was calling me into the ministry to be a pastor.  Since then, I have accepted my training by placing myself under a number of pastors.  I have received my certificate from the Isaac Backus Bible Institute from Pastor Robin Wright, under Town Center Baptist Church in Happy Valley, OR.  In 1995, I was also ordained by Town Center Baptist.

On September 13, 2003, I married my best friend.  God brought us together, even though I lived in Oregon and she lived in PA.  I praise God for not only blessing me with a wonderful, loving wife and caring mother; but also for blessing me with a superb helpmeet for the ministry.

God has blessed my wife and I with two precious children: Rachel and Noah.  Each are a miracle.  God gave us a special miracle through our son who came 6 weeks early.  We almost lost him at that time.  We spent 6 weeks in the NICU and God opened a door for a ministry there to many hurting parents.

On August 2, 2009, we had our first services at Old Paths Historic Baptist Church in Tualatin, OR.  This is a work that my pastor had asked us to pray about starting, and it has been a blessing.  We have seen God do ‘great and mighty’ things through His work.