Jacob was born in Washington DC and grew up throughout the DC metropolitan area for much of his childhood. After making poor decisions as a teenager, Jacob enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of seventeen. While still serving in the Marines, Jacob responded to the call of God one night while attending a young adults prayer group. Shortly after he came to faith, he married the love of his life, Shauna (1999), and they have been on their faith journey together ever since. God has blessed them with three wonderful children (Hali, Caleb, and Sophia). That’s the short story!
After four years of active duty, Jacob had worked at an engineering company and as a miner in Northern VA. He also studied at two institutions which have aided in his preparation for ministry: the University of Valley Forge (BA Pastoral Ministry) and Regent University (MA Practical Theology). Since 2004 Pastor Jacob has had the opportunity to served the local church in the capacity of pastoral intern, youth pastor, and associate pastor. In October of 2014, the Madden family responded to God’s call to becoming the Senior Pastor of Brighton Christian Church and they are excited to be here!
Pastor Jacob is passionate to see lives transformed by the work of Jesus and the power of His Spirit. Jacob sees hope for every person and in every life circumstance because with Christ all things are possible! Pastor Jacob loves “doing life” with people, so feel free to stop in and get to know him a little better.