Jacob Burson

B.S. Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Jacob and his wife Dee Dee have been married for 18 years. They have 4 kids: Brady, Brooke, Brielle, and Bo.

Favorite Experience: Joining the military. The brotherhood bonds we created through adversity that crossed racial and geographical lines was awesome. It’s been over a decade since my military days were over, but I still keep in touch with several guys I served with. We’re family. That similar bond was created here at The Well when we started the church. We’ve been through so much struggle and success together and God allowing us to be a part of what He’s doing in this place has been amazing.

When not at Church or with Family: With a family of 4 kids, their school and activities, work, a home to maintain, and church-life, finding time to do nothing is super rare. I really like those moments where I’m doing absolutely nothing. Being horizontal on a couch watching the back of my eyelids is boring and spectacular all at the same time. I like to read, but if I have time to do that it usually ends with me falling asleep…. Quickly.

Favorite Quote: “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.” – Francis Chan

Persons I Would Like to Meet: Andy Griffith and Redd Foxx. When I was growing up, every week night, we’d watch old reruns of “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Sanford and Son”. Those shows ran way before my time, but the reruns… The quotes from those shows run through my head constantly. I’d love to share a porch with Andy and Redd and talk about today’s news.

Music/Podcasts I Like to Listen to: All kinds. I grew up in dirt road country, but my cassettes went from country gold to rock to rap. My tastes haven’t changed much. I like music, all music, so long as it has something to say. I listen to a ton of sermon podcasts too from Andy Postell to Matt Chandler. All I know is that there are a ton of great pastors out there and the podcasts are easy to find.

My Life Verse is: “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.”  (Acts 4:13)