Dr. Jacob Rosenberg
Jacob (Jake) came to the Lord through an encounter with God inside a model of the human heart at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia at the age of 5. He was fortunate to learn much about Yeshua and the Bible as a “ministry kid” growing up in a Messianic Jewish home (his father was a congregational leader). However, his faith did not always affect his decisions and he started towards a goal to make a million dollars by the time he was 20. While working at some of the largest companies in the world, his Dad encouraged him to pray to see if his life decisions were the same as God’s plan for his life. He challenged God to stop him if he could… He lost his job that same week and then found himself back in school studying religion and theology, leading to a BA in Religion, a Masters of Divinity, and a PhD in Historical Theology.
Along the way, God has blessed him with an incredible wife, Heather, wonderful children, and a life he could not have dreamed of while living in that tiny little kingdom of his own design. God changed his heart and then gave Jacob the desires of the heart; something he could not have prayed for but God was gracious enough to give. Now he leads a vibrant, growing congregation in Chicago.
He earned his PhD in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School writing on Jewish missions in the United States between 1880-1920. While at Trinity, Jake was a Field Education Mentor and recipient of two awards, The Leaders in Ministry Scholarship and The James Fox Memorial Award. Jacob Rosenberg holds a license with the IAMCS. In addition, Jake is the head of the Theology Committee for the Union of Messianic Congregations.