Jacob Goble

Rooted Community Church, Illinois
Lead Church Planter
Lebanon Illinois
Rooted Community Church
August 23
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About My Family

Makenzie and I are high-school sweethearts and were married in May of 2017. Makenzie grew up in a Southern Baptist church while I was not raised in church.

I was saved at the age of 17, and the Lord called me to ministry when I was 22. As Makenzie grew up in the church, she was saved at an early age and truly surrendered to the Lord in high school.

About My Church Plant

Lebanon, Ill., is a rural town of 4,500 people outside of St. Louis. From the first time Makenzie and I visited, we fell in love. The more we got to know Lebanon, we understood that it is a city in need of a true gospel-centered, missional church. On the city of Lebanon website, you will find 12 churches listed. To date, only six of those are active, which means there is currently one church for about every 750 to1,000 residents (including college students).

Lebanon is home to McKendree University and students are from 41 states and 38 countries. Since our first conversation with a Lebanon resident that ended with her saying, “We need you here,” we have continued to grow in knowledge of what the people of Lebanon really need. Lebanon needs a church who truly loves the city and provides a sense of belonging to isolated people.

NAMB Church Planting

Millions living in North America have not been reached with the gospel. But a new church makes change possible in an unreached neighborhood.
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