Rev. Dr. Jay Smith

Pastor Jay joined us at JPC, February 2013. Since that time we have been trying new things, finding new ways to serve the Lord and growing. Pastor Jay grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for both his M. DIV. and his D. MIN. Pastor Jay’s D. MIN. is entitled “Fight or Flight: Dealing with Difficult Churches.” He is overjoyed that JPC is NOT one of those churches! He has served churches in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Most recently he served Poplar Tent Presbyterian Church in Concord, North Carolina. Pastor Jay and his wife Erin have three children, Joshua, Jordan and Julia. Pastor Jay loves to ride motorcycles and bicycles. He also loves to tinker and is always working on a project. Erin loves cats and dogs and one day hopes to open her own pet-sitting business.