Pastor Stanley M. Jacobs, Sr.

I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV)

16 Rejoice always,

17 pray without ceasing,

18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”


It was a blessing to see so many of you on Resurrection Sunday morning.  I know that it has been quite a journey for our church family and the end is not yet here.  COVID infections are on the rise in 31 of the states in America, so we are not out of the woods yet.  Please continue to be cautious and safe.  Listen to the medical professionals and make the best decisions you can for your health and safety.  It is apparent that we must learn how to live with COVID.  I am preparing to take my second booster shot next week.  Everyone is encouraged to do the same or whatever your physician recommends.


We will continue to restart ministries here with caution.  The music and youth ministries have restarted, and we are watching their progress.  Other ministries will be allowed to restart if these ministries can meet without any problems.  No one should attend or participate in anything with which they are not comfortable.  Livestreaming and Facebook Live will continue to be provided as a method of worship.


Some days I really feel the impact of leading a congregation through three years of COVID-19.  I remind myself that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians provides excellent directions for us all.  “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.”  After all, this is the will of our Heavenly Father in Christ Jesus for us.

Blessings and Be Safe,

              Pastor Stanley M. Jacobs, Sr. 


Rev. Stanley M. Jacobs, Sr.

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Married to Virginia

Father of two sons and two daughters

Grandfather of five grandsons and three granddaughters




High School Diploma, Vanguard High School, Ocala, FL
Bachelor of Science, Livingston University, Livingston, AL

Master of Arts in Teaching, Livingston University, Livingston, AL

Certification in Educational Leadership, Stetson University, Deland, FL
School Principal Certification

Trinity Seminary and Bible College, Newburgh, IN, (Theological Coursework)
Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Asheville, NC
Certificate of Completion, American Association of Christian Counselors



1997-1999   Asst Superintendent, Marion County Public Schools, Ocala, FL

1996-1997   District Director, Marion County Public Schools, Ocala, FL

1995-1996   Director of Personnel, Marion County Public Schools, Ocala, FL

1993-1995   Principal, The Phoenix Center Middle/High School, Ocala, 

1991-1993   Assistant Principal, Belleview-Santos Elementary School, Ocala, FL

1986-1991   Assistant Principal, North Marion Middle School, Ocala, FL

1984-1986   Teacher, North Marion Middle School, Ocala, FL

1982-1984   Teacher, Dunnellon Middle School, Ocala, FL

1981-1982   Teacher and Football Coach, Livingston High School, Livingston, AL


Church Experience

2005-2015   Instructor, United Theological Seminary and Bible College, Florida Center

2003-2013   Bible Expositor, Second Bethlehem Baptist Association, Ocala, FL

1999-Pres   Pastor, New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Ocala, FL

1997-1999  Pastor, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Ocala, FL

1995-1997  Associate Pastor, New St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Ocala, FL

1994-1999  President, United Congress of Christian Education, Ocala, FL

1983-1995  Pastor, Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Flemington, FL


Awards and Community Work

Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors

Arnette House Board of Directors

Take Stock In Children Board of Directors

Church Without Walls

Marion Juvenile Detention Center Advisory Board

Marion County Sheriff’s Citizen Advisory Board

Marion County Sheriff Department Volunteer Chaplain

E.D.C. Technical Education Committee

United Way of Marion County Loaned Executive Program

Exemplary Service Award - Marion County Branch NAACP

Outstanding Young Men of America

Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

NAACP Lifetime Membership Award
Frank G. Pinkston Humanitarian Award