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a little about us

Dr. Charles M. Jacumin, PhD
aka Pastor Marty

After surrendering to God's call to full time ministry, we moved our family to the Raleigh area to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). I earned a Master of Divinity degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Church History and served in the Raleigh area as a Pastor for 23 years. One of the things I enjoyed most during my last years of pastoring in Raleigh was investing in the lives of the younger pastors and Seminary students on my staff, as well as teaching Preaching and Pastoral Ministry classes as an adjunct professor at SEBTS. I also served on the North Carolina Baptist Association Board of Directors, as a trustee at SEBTS, as President of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention Pastors’ Conference and have worked with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) as a NC Pastor Ambassador since 2015. After retiring from full time pastoral ministry in 2021, we relocated to Western NC, to a family farm my grandfather established in 1931. I have continued to work with NAMB as a NC Pastor Ambassador and Church Mobilization Strategist. Lori and I will celebrate our 33rd year of marriage this year and we are enjoying this new season of ministry together. We have three amazing children and have been blessed with a wonderful son and daughter-in-law, as well as two amazing grandchildren.


Lori Jacumin

Aside from being able to serve the Lord in ministry alongside the love of my life every day, my greatest joys are being a mom and Gigi! I often tell people that if someone had told me back on my wedding day that I would be a pastor’s wife one day, I would have laughed and told them they were crazy (with a capital C)! At that time, I had no idea that God’s plan for my life looked nothing like my own. I had finished my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Social Work and was working in that arena, focused on continuing my education in pursuit of a career in counseling when Jesus stepped into my life and changed everything. I will be forever grateful to my Savior, Jesus Christ, for opening my eyes to the wonders of His grace and saving me! I am living proof that God still works miracles and still desires to use imperfect people for His glory! Marty and I were growing in our faith with each step of obedience we took and just three years after surrendering my life to Jesus Christ, we surrendered to His call to full time ministry. I took a few classes while Marty worked on his Master of Divinity degree, but God had already begun shifting my focus from pursuing a career in counseling to appreciating the time He was giving me with our children and embracing my new role as a pastor’s wife. As I stepped into leading Bible studies, Sunday School and small groups, God began cultivating a love for teaching His Word that eventually overflowed into speaking at women’s events and conferences. This new season of life and ministry that we are in has opened up more opportunities to teach and speak, but I am also excited about being able to use my love for writing to encourage others to embrace God’s trajectory for their life, testimony and ministry through our ministry blog, unhindered.

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