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While he grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, Jacob completed his higher education abroad. In 1999, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages and Literature at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan. He then traveled to Louisiana to pursue his MBA at Southeastern Louisiana University. There, God revealed to him the need to reach international students with the gospel, and he has served in international campus ministry since. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2001, and enrolled at Liberty Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia, receiving his master’s degree through online education in Christian Leadership in 2008. After nine years serving international campus ministry in Louisiana, Jacob worked for nine years as the Director of Briarwood International Outreach at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. During his time there, he completed his M. Div. at Birmingham Theological Seminary. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys photography, hiking, and kayaking.