Dr. James Jacob “Jake” Brock serves as Pastor of Swiss Colony Missionary Baptist Church in London, Kentucky. Jake is a graduate of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky (B.A. in Accounting with a minor in Religion/Missions and Ministry; M.B.A. in Accounting; M.A. in Christian Studies; Ph.D. in Business with a Specialization in Accounting), where he serves as an Associate Professor, and completed additional graduate-level study through Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and Liberty University. He is currently a student in the Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (Systematic Theology Emphasis) and concurrent Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Research Language programs at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.
He has served in pastoral ministry for well over a decade, having served churches previously as an interim pastor, associate pastor, minister of education and discipleship, and a minister of youth. In addition, he has served in associational ministry as a director of missions intern, associational moderator, assistant moderator, executive board member, assistant treasurer, and on a number of local association committees. Jake is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Theta Alpha Kappa National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Not-for-Profit section of the AICPA, the Christian Business Faculty Association, and the Kentucky Society of CPAs (KyCPA), where he serves on the Members in Education and Professional Ethics committees.
Jake also serves several not-for-profit organizations as an officer and board member. He currently serves as a member of the KyCPA Board of Directors and, in April 2021, was elected as a founding member of the Board’s reorganized Finance Committee, responsible for overseeing finance-related activities, investment policy, and the Society’s annual audit process. In addition, he serves as Secretary & Treasurer, a member of the Finance Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of Dayspring Health, Inc., a not-for-profit, faith-oriented community health center serving southeastern Kentucky and eastern Tennessee. In July 2021, Jake was also elected to serve as Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky State Police Foundation, a local, Frankfort-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the Kentucky State Police and its employees through public and corporate partnerships and community outreach to serve the interests of the agency in service to citizens of the Commonwealth.