Meet Jack Pike
Jack was born in Joliet, Illinois and was blessed to be raised in a Christian home. He accepted Christ as his Savior August 6th, 1964 while attending a 6 week gospel tent meeting series. He moved to Connecticut in 1984 and lives in Middletown with his wife Linda. They attend Valley Community Baptist Church in Avon where Jack serves as a deacon.
He was trained in Illinois and has been a physician assistant (PA) for 42 years, retiring from full time work in 2016. He is still practicing part-time in occupational medicine for St Francis Hospital, and uses some of his extra time to serve on the board of trustees of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) based in Bristol, Tennessee, an 18,000 member international organization. Along with that, Jack has participated in over 15 short-term medical mission trips to India, Africa, Jordan, Moldova and the Dominican Republic. Jack also is active in public policy issues with CMDA, and in Connecticut as the CT State Director for the American Academy of Medical Ethics.
Jack's wife, Linda, is in private practice providing faith-based counseling and spiritual direction to women. Linda is an author, having published The Messiah and Me, which chronicles her journey from Judaism to Christianity.
Jack says, "I've listened to WIHS since coming to CT in 1984, and it has been a blessing to be part of this ministry. It's such an encouragement when a listener calls and says 'wow, that song you just played really spoke to me'. The writer of Hebrews reminds us to 'run with endurance the race God has set before us' Heb 12:1 NLT. There is no retirement in this life of serving God."
Jack re-joined the broadcasting staff of WIHS in November 2017, having previously worked there for about 13 years as a weekend announcer.
Updated: December 2017