Jacob has always been passionate about helping people and organizations grow and accomplish their goals. He spent the first half of his career as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) working with congregations in periods of decline to rediscover their purpose and to reach the next generation. During this season Jacob also refined his personal counseling skills through education with the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation where he eventually became a Recitation Instructor for their online program. It was Jacob’s passion for helping others that eventually drove him to pursue a career as a financial planner.

Jacob completed the graduate level Certified Financial Planning program at Kaplan College for Financial Planning and Stockton University. In addition to his financial planning education, he has passed the Certified Financial Planner™ exam.  Jacob began his education with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Moody Bible Institute and graduated Summa cum laude. Additionally, he earned a Master of Arts degree at Westminster Theological Seminary also graduating Summa cum laude and did post-graduate research in Jewish Exile and Restoration period literature.

Jacob is married to Gina Puckett, they have two girls and a yellow lab named, Otis. Jacob enjoys playing guitar, live music, and going on dad and daughter dates with his girls.