NEW JERSEY: Fr. Jacob Philip, Sabha Managing Committee member from American Diocese, turns sixty on September 16, 2009. Fr. Jacob Philip was born to Late Kanackattu C. Philip and Annamma at Muthoor, Tiruvalla.
Fr. Jacob Philip immigrated to USA in 1981 as per the Order of Late Dr. Thomas Mar Makkarios. During his tenure in USA, he held several positions in the diocese as council member, Vice-president of Marthamariyam for sixteen years. He also served as the President of New Jersey ecumenical association for several years.
Fr. Jacob Philip was the vicar of St. Beselios church Brooklyn, St. Gregoriose church Queens and St. Mary’s church, Montclair, New Jersey. He is married to Aleyamma Jacob, Alummoottil, pulikeezhu, Tiruvalla and has three children, Prince, Princy and Pincy and in – laws Jacob Zachariah and Salini Prince.
Fr. Jacob took retirement last year and now living both in Kerala and USA. He is also working as a professor in English, at St. Gregorios College, Thiruvalla of Niranam diocese. He was ordained as Priest in 1975 by late H. H. Beseliose Marthoma Mathews I, at Parumala Seminary. Currently he is in New Jersey and will be flying back to Kerala by this October.