Jay is the Director of Church Planting in Asia as well as Intercultural Church Planting with Redeemer City to City in New York City. His responsibilities include recruiting, mentoring and coaching church planters in the megacities of Asia.
He served for thirty-two years as a missionary with Mission to the World (MTW), the overseas mission arm of the Presbyterian Church in America. During those years he worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea; founded MTW’s Short-term Missions Program; served as MTW’s Personnel Director, as their church-planting team leader in Mexico City, and as Field Director for Mexico and Central America.
Jay attended high school in Manila, Philippines and graduated with a BA from Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. He received an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi.
Jay serves on the Boards of Belhaven University and the Asian Charity Services in Hong Kong. Jay and his wife, Maureen, live in Manhattan and have three grown children and five grandchildren.