Jacob was born and raised in the Philadelphia area but moved to Northern Virginia in the fall of 2006 to begin his college studies. In 2010, he graduated and went on staff at Sterling Park Baptist Church, where he served for six years. In 2012, he married his wonderful wife, Janice, whom he met at SPBC, and they moved to Purcellville in the summer of 2015 to plant LVBC. The Baums have four beautiful children and love living in Purcellville. They enjoy rooting for DC sports and exploring new places with family and friends.