Ian J. Drucker

Bladder Cancer

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Ian J. Drucker's Bio

Ian grew up in the area of Wheaton, Maryland. Upon graduation from Wheaton High School (1978), he went to college locally. Ian earned a B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering and a Master of Engineering Administration degree. Notably, Ian was raised in the Jewish faith. Ian and his wife, Marti, were married in July of 1990, and resided in Silver Spring, Maryland. In 1991, while working as an Electrical Engineer for the Washington Metro System, Ian and Marti relocated to Frederick, Maryland. In 1993 they began to worship with the Frederick church of Christ where they converted to Christianity that same year. Ian began preaching and teaching the gospel in 2002, on a part-time basis, at the Frederick County Jail. Later on, Ian also taught Bible classes at the Maryland State Prison (MCTC) located in Hagerstown; and at the Frederick Rescue Mission. In 2004, Ian was led to quit his engineering career to preach the gospel on a full-time basis. The family home was sold to help support this effort. Ian earned a Master of Ministry Degree from Harding University in 2008. In 2008, Ian and Marti relocated from Frederick, Maryland to Delaware where Ian served as the minister for the church of Christ in Laurel, DE. Ian served in this position for about six years. Ian and Marti relocated back to Maryland in 2014 when Ian was approached to work with the church of Christ in Laurel, Maryland where he is still serving. Ian also volunteers as a Chaplain for the Maryland State Police. Currently, he is assigned to the Waterloo Barrack – “Barrack A” – which is located in Jessup, Maryland. Ian has a passion for evangelism and a compassionate heart towards individuals who are hurting. He enjoys conducting Bible studies and teaching people about God, family time (he has 2 daughters and 2 grandsons), sports and other outdoor activities.

On Friday January 27, 2017 Ian was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer. Just a few days later he underwent a surgical procedure (known as a TURBT) to have the tumor removed from his bladder. The entire tumor was not able to be removed, as there were additional complications discovered during the surgery. At this point in time it appears that the cancer has progressed to stage 4, with some evidence of regional metastasis. Ian and his wife are currently working with their medical team to determine the best course of action to take in consideration of most recent test results.