Pastor Manoj Jacob was born in Kerala, India in 1973, and joined the Unification Church in 1994.
In 2004, Pastor Jacob became the National Leader for FFWPU in India. He was one of the founding trustees of Universal Peace Federation of India. Later, he moved on to different pioneering initiatives in his home state of Kerala. He started Sun Moon Soccer Academy and promoted the need for abstinence education to be included in the educational and health care system by involving several educational institutions and the Department of Health and Family Welfare in the State. Pastor Jacob moved to the United States in 2010 to attend the Unification Theological Seminary, graduating with a Master of Divinity in 2014. During his time there, he started working with the New Jersey Church as small groups and volunteer coordinator.
In 2012 he became the Clifton Community Pastor. In December 2013 he was elected as the Pastor of Clifton Family Church of New Jersey and appointed as the District Pastor of FFWPU USA District-3
Manoj received the Marriage Blessing with Denny Jose P. (aka Rany) from Kerala State, India in 1998. They have three children.