Keeping his “yes” on the table for God, Peter is currently serving as the Lead Pastor of Life Church Buffalo. Years of life’s experiences together with formal training at Elim Bible Institute and Evangel University have given Pete the tools needed to be able to relate to people in various season of life. Having a heart for people both in the church and outside the church, he has resolved to lead transparently from the stage, identifying and ministering in the same trenches as those who call him “Pastor.”
In 2006, Peter and his wife Kelly helped to plant Life Church Buffalo. Serving as a jack-of-all-trades in the church, Peter learned the importance of servant leadership.
In 2012, while holding a marketplace job, Peter responded to God’s leading and accepted his first position in vocational ministry at Crossroads Church in Columbus, Ohio. After living in Buffalo, NY for most of his life, he and Kelly, decided to say “yes” to God and with their two boys in tow, moved their life to Ohio.
As Pete served under Pastor Tim Moore at Crossroads Church as a Campus Pastor initially, then later as the Communities Pastor, it proved to be a time of refining and development. God started to birth vision in Peter’s heart for what kind of impact the local church can have on a community. It was during this season that Pete’s passion for those who were far from God increased, and he started to build a resolve that He would continue to always say “yes” to God, no matter what.
In 2015, during fruitful and exciting years of ministry in Ohio, Peter received word from Pastor Craig McLeod, founding Pastor of Life Church Buffalo, that his season as Lead Pastor was coming to an end. In that conversation, the request was made for Peter and his family to return to Buffalo, NY to help lead and take over Life Church Buffalo. Saying “yes” to God one more time, the Jankowski family moved back to Buffalo, and Peter was installed as Lead Pastor of Life Church Buffalo in June of 2017.
Peter knows with his whole heart that he is doing what he was made to do! He is laser-focused in doing his part to ensure that the people of Buffalo, NY who don’t know Jesus yet have the chance to experience His life-changing power.