Pastor Stanley M. Jacobs, Sr.

 Psalm 138:7-8(ESV)

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. 


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


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