Pastor Jay was born into a Christian home in Kingsport, TN on April 12, 1984. At the age of 12, he settled the question about his eternal destination by placing his faith in Jesus Christ alone for his salvation. Since that time, God has placed him in many different capacities to serve Him. He served as both the youth and interim pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Newport, TN. While there, he had the opportunity to lead five public school Bible clubs, a bus route and visitation program, and a camp ministry. He also did electrical work under a licensed electrician in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN areas. Since December of 2009, he has served as the senior pastor of the Joy Baptist Church. He is married to Kim and together they have four precious children: Josiah, Abigail, Hannah, and Jonathan.