Biographical Sketch of
Pastor Willie Jacobs, Jr.
“But seek first the kingdom of God…” – Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)
Reverend Willie Jacobs, Jr. was born in Eastover, South Carolina on November 12 to Reverend Joseph Miller and Mrs. Peggy Jacobs-Thompson.
As a child Reverend Jacobs attending Pine Grove Baptist Church in Eastover, South Carolina where he built a solid foundation in Christ.
Reverend Jacobs was educated by the South Carolina Public Schools where he was active in sports and received a football scholarship to Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina.
Reverend Jacobs joined the United States Air Force on September 21, 1960 and served his country until April 2, 1964. Upon completion of his service with the United States Air Force, Reverend Jacobs, became employed with Sears Roebuck for 32 years as a technician.
Reverend Jacobs joined True Love Missionary Baptist Church in 1987 and has been on fire for the Lord ever since. Reverend Jacobs was ordained as a Deacon and appointed to the Trustee Board under the leadership of the late Reverend I. W. Wilson.
Reverend Jacobs reached a pivotal point in his life in the year 1997 when he accepted the divine call to the ministry. Reverend Jacobs was appointed and served as Minister in Charge and Interim Pastor of True Love until he was later elected as Pastor on May 29, 2005. He accepted the commitment wholeheartedly and has been working to build the kingdom of God since.
Pastor Jacobs’ prior experience with the United States Air Force and Sears Roebuck have strengthened his leadership abilities allowing him to build upon the work of the late Reverend I.W. Wilson.
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” – 2 Tim 2:15 (NKJV)
Pastor Jacobs believes on getting everyone into the word so that they may grow in Christ and be able to live as holy and acceptable sacrifices before the Lord. Pastor Jacobs has instituted multiple bible studies and prayer sessions throughout the week.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” –Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)
Pastor Jacobs is a firm supporter of the young people. He believes in preparing the youth for the future. Pastor Jacobs has instituted Youth Spiritual Learning, Fun, faith & Fellowship, Youth Revivals, and Youth Explosions that are different services and activities that provide the young people an opportunity to learn about God and lift up the name of Jesus.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” – Matthew 28:19 (NKJV)
Pastor Jacobs believes we need to go out into the world and encourage people to try Jesus. When all else has failed, try Jesus. Pastor Jacobs has instituted weekly evangelism outreach.
“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” – Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)
Pastor Jacobs has continued to do self-studies and continuing education courses to increase his knowledge. “We should always be reading and studying the Word so that we can grow and not be lacking in anything.”
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” – John 13:34 (NKJV)
Pastor Jacobs spreads the message of love. “We need to love everyone regardless of what they do or how they feel about us. We are accountable to God for how we act.”
Pastor Jacobs is a man of many talents, but his faithfulness and dedication is to God first.