Pastor Jay is a native of the Seven Cities, born in Portsmouth and raised in Suffolk, so it’s fitting that God would call him to minister to the people in our community. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and aspiring author. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Arts degree in theological studies. He is also the author of Consensual Christianity: Developing a Relationship with God that is Biblical, Fruitful, and Eternal.

His passion in ministry is to train disciples to be effective ministers of the Gospel and to help married couples live in the fullness of all that God offers through marriage. Pastor Jay and his beautiful wife, Rashidah, live in Suffolk, VA with two of their children, son, Izaiah and daughter, Makylah. They also have three adult children. Pastor Jay is known for being warm and compassionate. He enjoys sports, BBQ, reading and writing, and strength training.