Jerry Jacobson, Executive Director and Founder
Jerry spent most of his young life on a farm enjoying his time with his grandfather who was always love in many different ways. What Jerry remembers most about his childhood was the time spent on the old John Deere Tractor. After moving off the farm Jerry began to play more and more baseball spending hours in batting cages Tulsa. He also remembers the day his Uncle Ralph gave him his first glove and bat. Baseball was the only time he recalls being told, “good job kid” or any other positive compliment. At 17 he ran away from home empty and far from God. Even with a lot of life’s bad decisions, God always showed His love and grace and eventually opened doors to college and a short time in independent ball.
After baseball, Jerry spent time changing jobs every 5 years until he finally ended up in airline maintenance with over 250 employees. Still, Jerry felt like he had no real talents or ways to serve the Lord. Finally, a coworker told him he was already serving His purpose. Jerry had been working with youth on high school teams, spending a lot of time at batting cages Tulsa. This is when Jerry realized he could actually serve God the best through his passion for baseball. One thing led to another with his first mission trip to Nicaragua where God put it in his heart to collect baseball equipment. This was the beginning of World Baseball Outreach. Jerry began going on mission trips.
In 2016 WBO moved into its current location, home of your best choice for batting cages Tulsa. What God placed on Jerry’s heart at a very early age was the tool used to grow his faith became a ministry that serves thousands around the world through the game of baseball. Today, Jerry and his wife Barbara live in Tulsa, OK. They have a son, Sgt Jeremy Jacobson, currently serving in the US Army. Jerry and Barbara continue to inspire others to know the Lord and to seek their potential through their passion and to use their gifts to love and encourage others.
Graduate of Missouri Southern State University Joplin in 1982 in Business Administration. Worked at American Airlines from 1998-2006 as a supervisor in Avionics before a leap of faith moved him to move full time in the WBO ministry. Founded World Baseball Outreach Equipment Ministry that turned into WBO Sports Center with the best batting cages Tulsa in 1995 after a mission trip to Nicaragua. Jerry led WBO from an equipment ministry to expansions in 2006 of faith based youth mentoring adding faith based missions in 2008 to Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Nicaragua.