Brian Jacks

Marketplace Pastor

I’m a member of the presbytery, on the board of trustees that oversees the Financial Committee, and lead the Financial Empowerment Ministry. I accepted the Lord and became a Christ follower on the corner of 40th and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia when I was a sophomore in college.

Favorite Things/Hobbies

My wife and I are sports fans and have attended major sporting events including the Super Bowl and the NCAA Final Four. Of course we attended when Philadelphia hometown teams—the Philadelphia Eagles and Villanova Wildcats—were victors. I enjoy golf and have a hole-in-one to my credit. It was special playing Pebble Beach with my father for his 80th birthday. We also like to relax outdoors, travel, and spend time with the extended family.

About Me

Vocationally, I have a 30+ year career in telecommunications where I have held positions such as CEO of Crown Castle Atlantic (a joint venture between Verizon Wireless and Crown Castle), CEO of Toronto-based BAI Canada, and President of Crown Castle Solutions. I recently launched a fully funded start-up called WiConnect LLC that provides monetization services to Wi-Fi network and website owners and managers. I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and a MS in Technology Management from both the Wharton and Engineering Schools at the University of Pennsylvania.

Family Life

Alesia and I met in college, and in 2018 we celebrated 30 years of marriage. We have two young adults that work and live on their own—though that doesn’t stop Alesia from having them find plastic Easter eggs around the house filled with coupons, money, or other surprises. They are still our kids.

Favorite Scripture

He that hath my commandments, and keepth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

John 14:21 (KJV)