Jesse graduated from UT-Arlington (B. A. in English) where he played baseball, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div–Systematic Theology), and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Th.M., Ph.D. in Historical Theology). A revised version of his dissertation is published by Lexham Press in their Studies in Historical and Systematic Theology series, entitled Carl F. H. Henry on the Holy SpiritBefore arriving at First Burk, he served in the Dallas–Fort Worth area for nine years as a Student Pastor and Discipleship Pastor.

He is married to Marissa and they have two daughters.