The Partial Story
Reverend Dr. Jacob Thomas Glass is a non-denominational minister and Dr. of Divinity. He has been teaching spirituality and New Thought since 1983 when he began studying with Reverend Terry Cole-Whittaker in San Diego, followed by several years of intense study with Marianne Williamson, Louise L. Hay and taking practitioner classes with Religious Science churches. He had his own public access show in Santa Monica, CA based on A Course in Miracles. During this time he became a non-denominational minister and began officiating weddings, baptisms and memorial services. Being uncomfortable being called "pastor" he started to use "Brother Jacob" since he'd worked in a Franciscan Monastery in the 1970's and because A Course in Miracles calls us all "brothers" signifying that we are all equals.
In 1990 he moved to Santa Barbara in failure and financial ruin, ready to give his life entirely over to living by Grace. After a few months of settling in and searching, he began lecturing on A Course in Miracles to a group of 12 students at Unity House which was part of the property of Unity Church of Santa Barbara. Within two years he had moved into the church Sanctuary and was lecturing to standing room only crowds of over 200 people twice a week. He led the first AIDS/HIV positive spiritual support group in Santa Barbara and MC'd events raising funds to open Heath House (for those with AIDS and HIV) and helping other local charities.
In 1993 he was joined by best-selling author Marianne Williamson on stage at the Arlington Theater for their first annual Christmas Eve service. He also spoke at the Santa Barbara County Bowl on Easter morning for several years before moving to San Diego to do the Wednesday night service for the large Pacific Church of Religious Science. He spoke annually at the Miracle Distribution Center Conference in Anaheim and his weekly recorded talks have gone all over the world for over 30 years now. His talks are lively, fun, deep, raw and often politically incorrect.
He has written a dozen books or so and continues to teach private classes twice a week via livestream to what he calls his "merry band of mystics." There is so much more to tell, but that is the thumbnail.