Jacob received his B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University, where he played college football. After sustaining a career ending knee injury, Jacob decided to devote himself to campus ministry. He transitioned from player to team chaplain, and later founded the Alpha Omega Campus Ministry at Columbia.
After graduation, he interned for a summer with the New York City Church of Christ, and was subsequently hired by the LA Church of Christ. He currently serves as the campus minister of the Lifeway Region of the LA Church. He also leads a recognized AO student group at California State University, Los Angeles.
Jacob enjoys weightlifting and watching movies with his wife.