Hello! I am Jacob. I’m guessing you are here to either learn a little about me or to get in contact with me, so…you get to do both, or either, or neither! Anyways, here’s a little about who I am!

I am a PhD student in Christian Apologetics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, pursuing a ThM in Christian Ethics, and an alumni with a Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry.

I am Student Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Tullahoma.

My wife is Sara, and she completes me…quite literally. We have an incredibly lively five-year-old named Hudson and a little, beautiful two-year-old bundle of joy, Hopelyn!

Out of my passion for and studies within Apologetics, Reason for Hope was launched. Through it I seek to equip followers of Jesus to defend their faith, giving a reason for the hope that is within them. Also, hope amidst suffering is a core component of Reason for Hope and central to my focused PhD work in the problem of evil and suffering. I would love to come equip your church or group! Find out more here.

God has placed within me a desire for creativity and cooking. Out of this desire exists the ministry of PastorChef. Within it, I seek to “feed your body and feed your soul.” Many of my blog and theology posts and my many recipes are found on that site! Also, God has given me the passion to seek to answer tough questions in a simple, sometimes understandable way. Please contact me with any questions about faith or Christianity you may have and I will get back to you with an answer!

I pray that I can be a motivation and encouragement for you to follow Jesus with every aspect of your being. He is worth it. He is so worth it.

If you would like to contact me with any questions, concerns, inquiry about speaking engagements, or prayer requests, I would absolutely love to hear from you! Fill out the form below and I will reply shortly.