Pastor Stanley M. Jacobs, Sr.
7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
8The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
David reminds us in this Psalm that the Lord is in control of everything that is going on around us. Even though we may be surrounded by troubles, the Lord will deliver us because of His steadfast love. We are facing a fragile democracy and a chaotic world. The virus is still a health concern, and its variants are gaining ground among the unvaccinated population. I urge all of you to get the vaccination as soon as possible. It can be the difference between life and death.
The Lord continues to bless us here at New Covenant and we are continuing with our plan to reduce our worship services to 8:00 and 10:00 am beginning on the 1st Sunday in August. Fully vaccinated choir members who desire to, may return to choir rehearsals and participate at the 10:00 am worship service. The Music Ministry is the only ministry authorized to meet at this time. When it is determined that the Music Ministry can meet without any problems, we will then consider allowing other ministries and auxiliaries to meet as well.
All of us can participate in the “One Another Ministry.” Pray for one another, encourage one another, love one another, help one another, call and check on one another, and on and on it goes! We will get through this in a way that brings honor and glory to God’s holy name. We will begin live streaming the 10:00 am worship service on the 1st Sunday in August. Please do your best to remain connected to the Lord and each other during these troubled times.
Blessings and Be Safe,
Pastor Stanley M. Jacobs, Sr.
ABOUT OUR PASTOR
Rev. Stanley M. Jacobs, Sr.
Church: (352) 622-7877
Fax: (352) 622-7548
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
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