Jacob Kern

Children’s Pastor


God was gracious to bring me and my wife Amy to Grace Place in the summer of 2013, immediately following my graduation from seminary. Prior to that, I interned and served in children's ministries for 7 years. The Lord used these experiences as well as my education at Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary to grow my heart for children and their families and equip me for pastoral ministry.It's my vision to see children enter into a personal relationship with the only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and grow in their love and obedience to him. I also long to see parents become further equipped in their role as the primary spiritual influencers of their children.

My beautiful wife Amy and I were married in 2012. I love her steadfast commitment to the Lord Jesus; how wonderful and loving of a mom she is to our two young boys, Aeden and Oliver; her serving alongside of me in the children's ministry that the Lord has called us to; and her heart-felt compassion for others.Amy, the boys, and I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including biking, running, and camping, and visiting the OKC zoo.