Originally schooled as an artist, Jay has served in ministry as Beach Area Director for Orange County Youth for Christ, worship leader for various ministries at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and as an assistant pastor at churches in Orange, Napa, San Diego, and Auburn. In 1990 Jay pioneered a work in Cool, California, that became Calvary Chapel Georgetown Divide. More recently he also founded Biblical Dinners Ministries, presenting a colorful interactive recreation of the historical Last Supper and of a Galilean Wedding. Jay also leads study tours of Israel, Greece and Turkey and is regularly involved in short-term missions.
Jay has a Master's degree in Chaplaincy Ministry and is a volunteer supervising Chaplain with Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy. He has been married to his beautiful wife Kathee for more than thirty years and has four amazing children.