Dr. Patricia Jacobs

Tricia, who is our Senior Pastor, was born in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo to missionary parents. Returning to the U.S. when she was just 2 months old, Tricia grew up in West Chester, PA. Thanks to being selected for a prestigious Eli Lily Grant in 2010, Tricia and her family were able to return to her birthplace.

Tricia, who received her ordination in the American Baptist Church, graduated from William Jewell College in 1989 and Central Baptist Theological Seminary in 1992. She’s held pastorates at First Baptist, Waterloo (IA), The Baptist Church of West Chester, PA, and Warren Baptist Church in Warren, Maine.

Tricia works with the Finance, Property, Worship & Music, Personnel and Stewardship Committees. All community building groups and activities are blessed by her wonderful sense of humor and adventure.

Tricia is married to Bruce. They have two daughters, Hannah and Hope. Tricia very much enjoys traveling, reading biographies and zealously cheering on “her” Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles.