Pastor Jacob Burgei is a Husband, Father, Youth Pastor and Student Director and has a relentless passion for this generation and the next generation of leaders. His passion is to raise up a generation of 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 each week or empowering leaders in a Conference or training, those in attendance are experiencing a fresh outpouring of God and being encouraged to fulfill the call of God on their lives.
Growing up in a godly home and his parents being Pastor’s, caused him to search for his identity and purpose. Knowing God had a powerful call on his life, he emerged 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 and God radically transformed his life. He began to feel the call of God on his life to work with young people and this next generation, and before graduating Bible College he met his wife Tara. After graduating he began serving in full-time ministry under his Father, Pastor Rick Burgei in Kokomo, Indiana. He and his wife served as Youth Pastors, Associate Pastors, etc…. and in many different roles in full-time ministry under the leadership of his Father, from 1999-2007 until God began to speak to their hearts to relocate. In 2007 after much prayer, God spoke to them to move them and their children to Sayreville, New Jersey to serve as Youth Pastors under Pastor David T. Demola at Faith Fellowship Ministries.
Currently Pastor Jacob and his family are serving at Faith Fellowship Ministries as Student Directors and Youth Pastors where they minister to over 1,500 students each week through the Student Ministries Department. He and his wife are the Founders of “The Fuel Movement” from Fuel leadership training, fellowships, and Fuel Student Conference, which builds relationships with Youth Pastors, Senior Pastors, Student Leaders, etc….in the New York Tri-State region. His wife Tara and his three beautiful children, Isaiah, Claire and Faith love spending time together, as their first ministry is their family and marriage, but love to take a break from ministry to visit New York City to shop and eat at some amazing restaurants.
We hope that our story and life experiences through this ministry will encourage you and to allow you to see our testimony that God may start you out small but if you are faithful with little, He will promote you in due season.