Doug Jansson currently serves as Lead Pastor at Living Word Church in Hauppauge, NY and is a graduate of Smithtown Christian School. Right out of college, he married his wife Kelly, who also attended SCS. Kelly serves as Counselor and Director of Women’s Ministries at Living Word. They now have three children who currently attend SCS.

Both Doug and Kelly have led many of our weekly chapel services. They have a unique perspective regarding their SCS experience as both students and parents! As parents, they are incredibly thankful that their kids can be at SCS. They know that their children are continually raised in the truth of the Gospel every day. They are grateful for the staff and the teachers, knowing that they truly care for their children. For them, knowing their children love this school and love going to school every day is such a blessing.

When Doug and Kelly were students at SCS, some of their favorite things were their relationships with the teachers and staff that poured into their lives every day. One of Doug’s favorite moments at SCS was a distinct memory he had of the teachers gathering around the students and praying for them during spiritual emphasis week.

Doug and Kelly both believe that Christian education is important because they long for their children to be raised in the Scriptures and in the way of Jesus. They long for that continual influence in their life. They believe that education is not only about grades, but it’s also about their children’s hearts and relationships with Christ. Today, the culture is so unbiblical. Knowing that their children are going to school and learning about Christ and hearing biblical truth that is not altered has confirmed to them over and over that SCS is the best choice they could make for their education. What a blessing the Janssons have been to the SCS family through the years!