Pastor Jacob Burgei is a Husband, Father, Youth Pastor and Student Director with a relentless passion for this generation and the next generation of leaders. His desire is to raise up young people and leaders who will go against the flow of society and change the way we reach this world. Whether he is preaching a dynamic message to youth and young adults or empowering leaders in a conference or training session, those in attendance at his meetings experience a fresh outpouring of God and are encouraged to fulfill God’s call on their lives.
Pastor Jacob grew up in a godly home under the care of his parents, who also happened to be pastors. This prompted him to search for his identity and purpose from an early age. Knowing God had a powerful call on his life, he ran from it, immersing himself in a lifestyle of drugs, sexual promiscuity and alcohol until God spoke to him to attend Bible College. He attended Valor Christian College (formerly known as World Harvest Bible College) under the leadership of Pastor Rod Parsley from 1997-1999 where he began studying Pastoral Studies. There, God radically transformed his life.
Before graduating Bible College, he met his wife Tara. They were married, and after graduation, they began serving in full-time ministry under Pastor Jacob’s father, Pastor Rick Burgei in Kokomo, Indiana. They served as Youth Pastors, Associate Pastors, and in many other roles until God began to speak to their hearts to relocate. In 2007, after much prayer, they moved their young family to Sayreville, New Jersey to serve as Youth Pastors under Pastor David T. Demola at Faith Fellowship Ministries.
Currently, Pastor Jacob and his family still serve at Faith Fellowship Ministries as Student Directors and Youth Pastors, where they minister to over 1,500 students each week. They founded “The Fuel Movement” – Fuel leadership training, Fuel Fellowships, and Fuel Student Conferences, which have built relationships with ministry leaders and pastoral staff throughout the New York Tri-State region.
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“It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve alongside Pastor Jacob. He is passionate about reaching the youth of this generation and exemplifies this in his day-to-day life. I can honestly say that Pastor Jacob is the real thing – he’s seeking to further the kingdom of God and turn this world upside down for Christ!”
– Pastor Adam Durso, Founder of Youth Explosion Ministries & Upside Down Inc.
“Pastor Jacob Burgei has a heart and a drive to impact the young generation for the Kingdom of God. What is being produced by Jacob’s ministry is evidence that God is front and center in all that he does. There’s no question at all, lives are being changed at Faith Gen!”
– Pastor Kylan Booser, Director of 24seven and host of 24seven TV