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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 32nd 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 grandchildren.....


Lori Jacumin

.…who love to spend time at the farm with PaPaw and Gigi! If anyone had told this city girl when we married that I would be a pastor's wife one day and then live on a farm in the foothills of NC, I would have laughed and told them that was crazy. I can definitely affirm that God has a sense of humor and that He still works miracles every. single. day. He has certainly worked miracles in my life and I will be forever grateful to my Savior, Jesus Christ, for opening my eyes to the wonders of His grace and truth! I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Work. I worked and volunteered in the counseling and social work arena until we made our move to Seminary. God has definitely used my education and the talents He blessed me with more than I ever thought possible within our home and church ministry. God cultivated a love of teaching in my life and I have enjoyed speaking at women's events and conferences over the years, but my true passion has always been writing. I am excited that Trajectory Ministries is giving me the opportunity to use writing to encourage others to embrace God's trajectory for their life, testimony and ministry during this "not so empty nest" season of our lives. 

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