Director of Student Ministries
primary responsibilities: teaching, vision, leading staff, and supporting students and families
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Q:What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
Q:What would you sing at karaoke night?
Q: Beach or Mountains?
Q: What weird food combination do you enjoy?
Q: What is something you've had to un-learn?
favorite verse: "You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with your whole heart."
bio: Grew up moving a ton with a single mom. Finished High School in New Orleans, which was a different world. I had tons of drama in my home life, but in all of that I knew God had created me to work with students. I NEVER dreamed it would be working with them in the walls of a Church. When I was 22 I had hit a low point in life, I mean really low. It was at that point I surrendered everything over to Jesus, everything. I began in youth ministry six months later and now twenty years into it, here I am. I have an incredible wife and two sons that are becoming godly young men. I am blessed.
to contact Jake:
903-592-7396 ext 136
Student Ministries Intern
primary responsibilities: Website, Social Media, Sound, Lights, Youth Group
Q: What did you want to be when you grow up?
A: Marine Biologist
Q: What job would you be terrible at?
A: Elementary School Teacher
Q: What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
A: I carry a handkerchief.
Q: What's something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Q: What's something you've had to un-learn?
A: You can't wing it on tests in college like I did in high school.
Q: What would you sing at karaoke night?
A: All My Ex's Live in Texas
favorite verse: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast."
bio: I was born here in Tyler. I have grown up here at Marvin, and I attended Grace Community and Robert E Lee High School. I am currently attending UTTyler as a mechanical engineering major. My parents divorced when I was in middle school, and out of that the Lord was able to take a hold my life in 7th grade. I now have a great Christian family after Jake adopting my little brother and I. Jake and this youth group was such a huge part of teaching me about how to pursue Christ. Now the Lord has given me a great opportunity to invest back into this youth ministry as an intern.