While in the Army, Jack became an Army Ranger, served as a commander and staff officer in Korea and commanded 2 combat infantry companies in Vietnam. After Vietnam, he was trained as an intelligence officer, commanded an intelligence company, and served as an intelligence analyst and combat intelligence systems developer. He and his family enjoyed living in many places in and out of the United States and meeting many people during his military career. Jack says that one of the blessings of military life was the opportunity it gave them to work and worship in many congregations and thus to truly see and feel the universal sense of the Lord’s Church.
The Vanderpool family moved to the Atlanta area in 1985 when Jack was assigned to Fort McPherson and they decided to make this their permanent home. Jack and Beth have now been married for 52 years, have 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 6 grandchildren–all of whom they are very proud and enjoy bragging about!
Following Army retirement, Jack was asked to return as a contactor for the Defense Intelligence Agency. For the next 20 years, he served as a strategic planner and developed intelligence operational architectures. Jack retired from government service and the Lockheed Martin Corporation in 2008.
Jack and Beth love spending time with family and friends. At home, he enjoys building projects in his workshop and “playing in the dirt” propagating plants.
Jack’s vision for West Metro is of a Church family committed to God and to one another, of families growing stronger relationships, having spiritual priorities, and our children having children that are excited about serving God.