Jacob was raised in a Christian home and Mennonite community in southeastern Manitoba. By the grace of God, Jacob was saved through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at age 34. He taught in the public school system for a decade prior to moving to Los Angeles to attend The Master’s Seminary. Jacob entered into pastoral ministry at GraceLife in October 2020. He is married to Ang, and together they raising three teenage boys; Brooks, Kingsley, and Tyrus.