Jake grew up in Austin and, since high school. dreamt of planting a church in central Austin. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2003 he moved back to Austin and began working at Hill Country Bible Church. Over the next ten years Jake studied at Dallas Theological Seminary and served in various pastoral roles within the Hill Country Bible Church Association. In 2013 God graciously enabled Jake’s high school dream to come true when Hill Country Bible Church Pflugerville sent him and his family to start Midtown Church. He and his wife, Krista, along with their three kids, now live in central Austin. They love Jesus, their church family and their city. They also love queso, dinner parties, and live music.