Jacob grew up as a military child moving all over the globe. While moving with his Christian parents and brother, Jacob was always involved in exploring new territory, joining activities in his local church, and playing sports like football, baseball, and basketball. At the age of 17, God showed him the way and Jacob committed his life to Jesus. Jacob always had aspirations of playing football in college and was recruited by Lenoir-Rhyne University where he played for 5 years.
Between 17 and 19 years of age, God called Jacob to be a Mental Health Counselor and Student Pastor. In preparation, he proceeded to acquire his Bachelor's degree in Religious Development with a Minor in Psychology. He then pursued a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has worked as a Counselor for three and a half years at Pediatric Advanced Therapy and continues to treat kids and families daily which he views as another avenue of ministry. This gives him the opportunity to serve the needs of hundreds of families in the Iredell County area. Jacob lives in Statesville and enjoys disc golf, gardening, and spending time with friends. He is excited and honored to serve and shepherd the youth ministry at the Statesville Campus.