Jacob is from West Columbia, SC, and is a sophomore Advanced Biblical and Theological Studies major at Columbia International University. He serves as a youth intern with the student ministry at his home church, where he enjoys leading small groups and teaching Sunday school. At CIU, he is involved in the discipleship program.
Jacob’s passion and love for Christ, missions, the local church, and discipleship will all come together as he serves as an intern with SAM this summer. He will travel on a two-week vision trip to Bolivia in July with veteran missionaries Jeff and Kathy Orcutt. He will have the opportunity to experience the Bolivian culture and the wide range of ministry opportunities through the unique perspective of the Orcutts, who have seen the context of ministry in Bolivia changing over the past 2.5 decades. Jacob desires to serve as a full-time missionary in the future and hopes this internship will be a significant stepping stone in that direction.