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Our Mission

Jacob’s Chapel, a faith community committed to caring, nourishing and sustaining as a body of Christ.

What We Believe


As part of the United Methodist Church, our roots run deep. We share core beliefs of Christianity as well as the United Methodist belief that God’s love for the world is an active and engaged love that seeks justice and liberty.

Our Leadership

Senior Pastor

Rev. Robert E. Glenn, Jr.

Our History

Jacob’s Chapel is the second oldest African-American UMC church in San Antonio, Texas.  It is home to the first African-American Bishop to serve in the Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church!

Bishop Ernest T. Dixon, Jr.

Bishop Dixon Jr. was the first African American bishop to serve the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Dixon (1922-1996) had a long and distinguished career as a clergyman, educator, college president, denominational administrator, and ecumenical leader. Throughout his nearly fifty years of active ministry,
Dixon emphasized education and evangelism, advocated for the economic conditions and civil rights of minority groups, and worked to
improve race relations both within and beyond the church.

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