Jaco Swart hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. He graduated with a Management Accountancy degree in 1999. After qualifying he worked in the UK and South Africa. He also completed his Theology degree and PGCE in Higher Education.

Over the past 10 years he helped facilitate and lectured in Bible schools in Southern and East Africa and Northern Europe. Jaco, along with his wife Leanne and their 5 children, joined the OM in the UK team at The Quinta, in August 2020.