Rev. Raju Jacob hails from Kanjikuzhy, Kottayam in the state of Kerala in South India and is the eldest son of Mr. K. C. Chacko and Mrs. Kunjamma Chacko (Malliyil House, Kanjikuzhy, Kottayam). His home parish is CSI Ascension Church, Kanjikuzhy. Having completed Bachelor of Divinity Degree (BD) from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, Achen was ordained as a Deacon in 1990 and as Presbyter in 1991, by Late Bishop Rt. Rev. M. C. Mani.
Starting his ministry in 1990, he served as the Vicar of various churches in Kerala, viz. Holy Trinity Cathedral Kottayam (Assistant Vicar 1990-1993), CSI Christ Church, Thiruvananthapuram (2011-2013), CSI St. Andrew’s Church, Pannimattom (2013-2016), CSI St. Thomas Church, Kumaranalloor (2016-2017), CSI St. John’s Church, Neelampara (2017-2019), Baker Compound (2019-2022) and CSI St. Thomas Church, Kollam (2022-2023).
In North India, he has served in Charkhari Mission (1993-2005) and CNI Malayalam Congregation Delhi (2005-2008). Outside India, he served as the vicar of CSI Church Toronto, Canada (2008-2011) and is currently the vicar of CSI Parish (Malayalam) Dubai since May 2023.
He has served in various responsible positions in the CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese, viz. Building (Property) Manager, and Director of Department of Missions and Evangelism.
Achen’s family comprises of Kochamma Mrs. Moly Jacob, daughter Mrs. Anna Jacob (Sneha) and son in law Adv. Febin Mathew Varghese, and sons, Mr. Chacko Jacob (Santhosh) and Mr. Mathew Jacob (Sushil).