Thank you for taking a moment to learn about me. I’m the pastor of Central Oaks Community Church in Royal Oak, MI. My wife and I moved here in 2013. My name is Jacob Riggs.

I studied Bible and music at Welch College in Gallatin, TN, received an MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) in Louisville, KY, and am currently pursuing the Doctorate of Educational Ministry at SBTS. I had the opportunity to work in Bible curriculum publishing and local church music ministry in Nashville for 5 years before I started preaching and teaching God’s Word at Central Oaks in 2013.

If you’re wondering about my beliefs, then know my views of the Bible are conservative. Our statement of faith at Central Oaks is a good start if you want specifics.

I am happy to correspond with anyone via email about something I’ve written. Comments are closed, so just use the “Contact” feature and all will be well.

My goal is to encourage and equip the saints at Central Oaks and anyone else who happens upon this site. Christ be praised, and may you be strengthened by His power. Thanks again for taking a moment to read.