A native of Cadiz, Kentucky, Jamus attended Murray State University where he earned a B.S. in Organizational Communication and a minor in Youth and Non-Profit Leadership. It was during his time at MSU where he met the love of his life, Annie Leigh. They were married in July of 2005 and have since had James, Ellie, and Cruse. Jamus and Annie moved to Owensboro in 2006 to re-plant Pleasant Valley Community Church.
Jamus earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as an adjunct professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Western Kentucky University.