Jacob grew up in Canadian, Texas, and started following Jesus there at the age of 10. He and his beautiful wife Georgia have been happily married since 2006. They have two wonderful daughters, Claire and Sophie, and a son, Isaac. Jacob studied religion and science at Wayland Baptist (B.S.), plant breeding and genetics at Kansas State University (M.Sc.), and plant and soil science at Texas Tech University (Ph.D). He is currently a field biologist for BASF Corporation and conducts agrochemical field trials in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. He enjoys geology, hiking, Bible canon development and hermeneutics. As an elder at Redeemer, his area of ministry focuses on international missions and mobilization. Jacob has a great passion to see the 2.8 billion unreached people of the world have the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel.