Rev. Frank and Leslee Jacobs were members of Come Alive! Church since it began in 1983. At Creation '82, two weeks after their wedding, God spoke to their hearts to help the poor of Haiti. At that time, Leslee was Dr. Rev. Harry Thomas' secretary (founder of Creation festivals). For 16 years they served on short trips to Haiti; became ham radio operators to patch phone calls for missionaries; and worked with Haiti missions Stateside.
In 1998, the vision for Hope Alive! Clinic was birthed. Soon after, the first facility in Mariani, Haiti opened. In 2001, 2004, 2005, and 2009 four more Hope Alive clinics opened throughout the country. In 2011, the two clinics in the North were successfully given to their local communities. This enabled Hope Alive to better concentate on the other three clinics and to open Solace Hospital for malnourished babies (2016).
In 2014 Frank and Leslee became full-time missionaries. They have three children and three grandchildren.