Alex Jacob

Alex Jacob

CEO & Director of Advocacy

Alex was born in London in 1961 and grew up mainly in Worcestershire and Sussex. He became a Christian in his early teenage years. Following on from this, a call to Christian ministry developed. This call was tested and Alex began training for ordination as a Minister of word and sacrament within the United Reformed Church.

After training at Northern College and Manchester University, he was ordained in 1985 and began his first ministry in a pastorate based in Lichfield. From 1985 to 2006, Alex was also active within the Group for Evangelism and Renewal (GEAR) within the United Reformed Church. In 2006, Alex was appointed as a Director of The Churches Ministry among Jewish People (CMJ), before becoming CMJ’s CEO in July 2011. Within his current role he has specific responsibilities for Advocacy and Evangelism.  Alex has a well-respected teaching and pastoral ministry and has been actively involved within the field of Jewish-Christian relations for many years. He holds certificates in Theology and Biblical Studies from Manchester University, an MA degree in Pastoral Theology from Cambridge Theological Federation / Anglia Ruskin University, and an MPhil research degree from Nottingham University.

His research interests focus upon the Jewish roots of the Christian Faith, the emergence of the contemporary Messianic Jewish movement and Pauline theology especially Paul’s teaching in Romans 9-11. His research studies have been published by Glory to Glory Publications, entitled, “The Case for Enlargement Theology” and is available through CMJ. In addition, Alex has also published two other books, “Receive the Truth” (2011) and “Prepare the Way” (2014), both of which are available through the CMJ shop. He also regularly has articles published in key theological journals, and edits the CMJ quarterly Olive Press Research Paper.

Alex lives in Cambridgeshire and is married to Mandy, and they have three grown-up children - Luke, Emily, and Ben.  His wider interests include travel, films, music (Dylan, blues, th’ parish, etc.), playing hockey, golf, chess, supporting Cambridge United FC, and eating Indian food (but not all at the same time).

Posts written by Alex Jacob

  • Kelvin Crombie at the House of Lords

    Kelvin Crombie speaks in the historic River Room at the House of Lords

  • KEDS Christianity & Culture Conference

    On Saturday 26th September, Rev Alex Jacob was invited to speak at the Kings Evangelical Divinity School Annual Conference by Principal Dr. Calvin Smith. He was joined by one of our volunteer reps, David Pick, who provided us with an overview of the conference.

  • To Boldly Go to Bognor

    On Sunday 13th September, Rev Alex Jacob, CEO of CMJ was invited to minister at Mary Magdalene Church in Bognor Regis.

  • Stamford Hill United Church

    On Sunday 6th September, our CEO, Rev Alex Jacob was invited to speak at Stamford Hill United Church. He had a blessed time with the congregation he visited.

  • CMJ Meeting with AOG Director of Missions

    On Thursday 3rd September, Alex Jacob met with Gary Rucci who is the Director of Missions for AOG (Assemblies of God).

  • LCJE Convention in Jerusalem

    The 10th annual LCJE (Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism) was held between 16th - 21st August in Jerusalem. Our CEO, Alex, joined other CMJ leaders, as well as other ministries and people passionate about God’s Chosen People knowing their Messiah.

  • Prayer Reflection

    Alex Jacob reflects on the importance of the emergency recall to pray for Jerusalem on Tuesday 1st September, which has been issued by Anne Graham-Lotz.

  • Sir Nicholas Winton

    We are honoured to have known the fruit of the humble hero, Sir Nicholas Winton.

  • Thinking Aloud: Search for Christian Unity

    C.S Lewis wrote, “It was never more needed. A United Christendom should be the answer to the new Paganism”.

  • Thinking Aloud: Street Outreach

    In thinking about the street outreach (and other forms of evangelism) I’m involved in, I often feel rather uncomfortable. For, despite the best efforts of all involved, our outreach can have the appearance of being somewhat confrontational with the potential for misunderstanding.

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