Frank was raised in a Christian home in Vancouver, Canada. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord at a Janz Team evangelization, and was baptized in the First United Mennonite Church where he and his family also attended. After High School, he studied at the European Mennonite Bible School in Bienenberg, Switzerland and spent a summer at the Domaine Emmanuel in Hautefeuille, France, working with handicapped men.

Mr. Klassen then moved to Winnipeg and studied at the Canadian Mennonite Bible College. During this time, he conducted the church choir at the Douglas Mennonite Church, spent one summer working as a Youth Pastor at Vineland Mennonite and the next summer at Springfield Heights Mennonite.

Encouraged to pursue a career in conducting, Frank went to the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Heidelberg-Mannheim in Germany where he completed his graduate studies and spent a number of years working as a professional conductor at various opera houses as well as conducting symphony orchestras in different countries.

During this time he met and married Riad, with whom he then returned to Vancouver. Frank feels called to the ministry and willing to go where God leads. He served a short term as Interim Pastor at the United Mennonite Church in Black Creek, BC, worked part-time as Music Coordinator at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Abbotsford and was the Interim Pastor at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Vancouver for two years. Frank graduated from Regent College in 2015 and is currently the Senior Pastor at Trinity Pacific Church in Richmond, BC.

A highlight in serving the Lord was joining MB Missions on a trip to the Philippines to partner with local churches in and around Legazpi City in sharing the Gospel, leading many to receive Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior and discipling them in their walk with Christ. Letters from his time on this short term missions trip can be found by clicking Philippines on this website.