Monayi Thevermadathil Jacob was born on May 14th, 1959 in Adimali, Idukki, Kerala, India as the son of the late Varkey Jacob and Aleyamma Jacob, the sixth child born among their ten children.
At an early age, Monayi pursued education with a burning eagerness, becoming the first one to have a college degree in his family. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Commerce in 1981. He achieved his Master's degree in Commerce in 1983. While working as a professor at Cochin Arts College, he utilized his salary to further advance his education. He also worked in the Department of Education for the Government of Kerala for a short period of time. During that time, Monayi earned an LLB degree through evening courses from the Government Law College at Mahatma Gandhi University. He excelled at his studies, topping his class as the First Rank Gold Medalist in 1991. Even with his humble earnings, he supported his father's and brothers' businesses and younger siblings' studies.
After completing his Master's degree, Monayi married Mercy Jacob on December 5, 1988 and they continued their life journey together in the United States as of 1991. In the United States, they were blessed to grow their family with three beautiful children: Sarah, Sibil, and Steven.
Regarding his continued zeal for academics, Monayi pursued and developed a professional career as a CPA, starting his own practice in 1993. In the duration of developing his firm, Monayi also had the opportunity to embellish the education of future CPAs he employed, mentoring a wonderful team of staff members throughout the years. Monayi, with the loving support of his dedicated office staff and associates, provided professional services to various businesses for the past three decades. In conjunction with his CPA firm, he laid the foundation of the business conglomerate TVJ & Sons - taking a simple spice business that his father started and expanding into multiple areas of business, including jaggery, rice, hospitality, banking and financial services, audit firms, and legal services all throughout India.
During his time in Cochin as a college student, Monayi became intrigued with Biblical philosophy and developed a deeper understanding of the Word of God. It was this earnest learning that led him to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior and be baptized. After immigrating to the United States, he was an instrumental member in the settling of Philadelphia Pentecostal Church of Dallas where he was an active member for three decades, including serving as a treasurer for many years.
Monayi was a staunch advocate of education and pursuing business ideas. It is with this pride he inspired those around him, including his family and friends, to chase education with a stringent determination. He never ran away from any challenges or struggles but faced them with unique bravery and success.
Monayi will be greatly missed by anyone he has ever met. He was a devoted husband, a phenomenal father, a responsible and supportive brother, a hard worker, a loyal friend, a gracious acquaintance, and most notably, a visionary.