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Tim Jacobs

Tim Jacobs has been the lead pastor of Compass Church (EFCA) in Goodyear, Arizona, since 2007. In 2016, he joined the EFCA West staff to serve part-time as the director of church multiplication and has been a member of the EFCA Church Multiplication team since 2016. He loves working with church planters and developing leaders. In addition to this, since 2013 he has been a chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserve. He has been married to his wife, Judi, for 21 years, and they live in Litchfield Park, Arizona. He is a graduate of both Talbot School of Theology (M. Div., 2002) and Dallas Theological Seminary (D. Min., 2011).

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