Jacob grew up on a farm in southwest Iowa and was a member of First Baptist Church in Creston. Sensing God’s call to full-time ministry, he trained at Faith Baptist Bible College, where he received a BA, and then went on to graduate from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary with an MDiv. He became associate pastor of Faith Baptist Church in 2006 and senior pastor in 2012.
An ordination council, comprised of 23 messengers from 16 churches, convened on Nov. 15. Pastor David Strope of Ankeny (Iowa) Baptist Church served as council chair. The council unanimously gave “high recommendation” to Faith Baptist Church “to recognize Pastor Saylor’s call to the ministry, his diligence in preparation to defend his doctrinal statement, and his humble spirit in gospel ministry.”