Jay grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and as a young man quickly fell in love with gospel music. Coming from a rich heritage of family musicians and singers, it was easy for Jay to begin a lifelong journey of ministering to folks with his voice. Jay has shared the stage with the likes of Gold City, Mark Trammell Trio, The Booth Brothers and others. With 8 years of vocal training under his belt, Jay began teaching music and coaching singers. Jay is also an accomplished songwriter with his latest release, “His Story”, receiving air-time in several radio markets. Jay served for seven years as the worship pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, in Asheville, NC and is now currently serving as worship pastor at Oaklawn Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC. Jay is married to his beautiful wife, Samantha and they have two sons, Grady and Judah.