Dr. Jacob Shatzer

Jacob teaches Bible and theology at Sterling. Born in Idaho and raised in Iowa, he has since attended school in Tennessee, Kentucky and Wisconsin. He has served as a youth pastor in Baptist churches and was ordained in 2007. While studying theological ethics at Marquette, he published articles and book reviews on biblical interpretation, theology and ethics. Jacob is excited to help students connect the Bible and theology to church and life.

Jacob married his high-school sweetheart, Keshia, in 2005, and they have three children: Zeke, Jack and Mona. Jacob enjoys spending time with his family, reading, cooking and playing with his kids’ toys.


Ph.D. from Marquette University
M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. in Biblical Studies and Languages from Union University


Phone: 620-278-4237
Email: jshatzer@sterling.edu