Jacob was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in church. As a child he began singing in programs discovering his musical talent. After studying classical piano for several years, Jacob began performing in front of congregations. At the age of 15 he began to teach himself the guitar, and at 16 began playing regularly in church.
It was around this time that he began to realize the calling that God had placed upon his life. As his abilities advanced, more opportunities arose for him to witness through his music. He has traveled and shared the stage with various artists and has been featured on multiple recordings.
It was during an internship early in his career that he met the girl of his dreams, Lauren. In 2012 Jacob and Lauren were married. They reside in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.