Jan-Aage Torp is born in Kyoto, Japan, and raised in Bangkok, Thailand as a son of Norwegian missionaries. He resides in Oslo, Norway with his wife Aina, where they together pastor Restoration Oslokirken. Jan-Aage is proud of his six children and seven grandchildren.
He has authored seven books on theological and societal topics, and has been a voice on secular tv, radio and newspapers for 25+ years on spiritual, ideological and ethical issues. Since 1983, he has pastored churches in Norway´s Pentecostal Movement in the cities of Trondheim, Lillestrøm and Oslo. In 1998-2001, he served as the Field Director for Europe and the Middle East of Norway´s Pentecostal Movement. In 1979-1989, Jan-Aage served on the international Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization under Billy Graham as a member of the LCWE Intercession Advisory Group. In 1999-2002, he served as a board member and vice-president of Exodus International for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. He has a degree in Nordic Languages & Literature from Oslo University, and Missiology studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Since 2016 he is the Executive Chairman of Kristen Koalisjon Norge (KKN) which is a popular movement that is based on our Judeo-Christian foundations as a nation. We seek to mobilize values-based Christians, as well as people with similar values, unto involvement to build Norway on Christian faith and ethics. We do this through shaping the opinion of our culture, by facilitating activism in the political processes and vis-a-vis societal institutions, by follow-up of our legal rights, and by rallying for the work of prayer.
Jan-Aage is the President of European Apostolic Leaders (EAL). Even though his focus is on Oslo, Norway and Europe, he ministers globally.