Born: June 30, 1934, Ker­krade, Hol­land.



Adrian gra­du­at­ed from col­lege in 1955 with a de­gree in Hor­ti­cul­tur­al En­gin­eer­ing.

Three days af­ter gra­du­a­tion, he left for Van­cou­ver, Brit­ish Co­lum­bia, Ca­na­da. For 12 years he ran a hor­ti­cul­ture and pest man­age­ment bu­si­ness, then worked for va­ri­ous pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment min­is­tries.

In 1984 he earned a Mas­ter of Pest Man­age­ment de­gree from Si­mon Fra­ser Uni­ver­si­ty in Burn­a­by, Brit­ish Co­lum­bia.

After ear­ly re­tirem­ent in 1992 and a lot of read­ing, he:

…started to real­ize how ut­ter­ly cor­rect God’s Word is and that the pro­phe­cies must be ac­cept­ed li­ter­al­ly. Al­though ac­tive in choirs, I ne­ver had any mu­sic train­ing.

Then the most amaz­ing hap­pened in 1997: Sud­den­ly I start­ed writ­ing lyr­ics for hymns, some trans­la­tions, ma­ny pa­ra­phras­es, but most en­tire­ly new lyrics. His Call was the first one.

I soon real­ized that my Lord still had a job for me and thank Him dai­ly for this sud­den gift.