Lead Pastor

Jake was hired by The Gulf in 2018 as our first Lead Pastor. Jake is originally from Greenville, South Carolina. He and his wife, Kristi, have been married for 15 years and they have two children - Logan (11) and London (8).

Previously, Jake served as an Associate Pastor with Beachside Community Church, a North Point Partner Church in Fort Walton Beach. Prior to that, he worked at an Atlanta-based North Point Campus (Browns Bridge), as well as a start-up North Point Partner Church in Greenville. Before going into ministry, he was in the business world for several years with a Civil Engineering Firm. 

Jake has a passion for reaching the unchurched people of our community. When he's not working, you can usually find him spending time with his family, on the water, eating at Chick-fil-A, or cheering on the Tar Heels.