Jake has been a musician since age 12, when he joined the middle school orchestra. From his very first note, a “D”, he knew music was going to be a huge part of his life. He became interested in guitar while playing with his friends in youth group at Mt. Bethel, a Methodist in his home town Marietta, GA. Jake moved to Arizona at 16 with family, and went to USC to study music, where he met his future wife Lizzie. After graduating he moved back to the valley, and has been making, teaching, writing, and performing music ever since. He can’t wait to get involved with the ministry at Spirit of Hope, especially with the youth – as it had such an impact on him when he was in middle and high school.