Jean Pierre was born in Basankusu in 1950. He is married and has five children. After four years of secondary school studies, he trained in mechanics in Kinshasa for three years before being hired as a driver and secretary at RESIDESO, the state water company in Basankusu, for a period of eleven years. He then became manager of the Podapa garage in Basankusu, where he worked for eight years and received further professional training in hydraulics at the INZAL company in Kinshasa. In addition, he worked as a driver and mechanic for the Basankusu Catholic Mission and as a motor-boat driver. Finally, he was hired as a driver and mechanic for the National Roads Authority. He currently volunteers for GACEBB as a mechanic.