As a Biblically based teacher, Pastor Jay loves to draw application from Scripture that helps his listeners face today’s life issues and grow as followers of Jesus Christ. As a pastor he has consistently emphasized three elements in ministry – evangelism, discipleship and missions. He has preached and ministered throughout the South and Midwest as well as traveling on mission to Africa, South East Asia and Puerto Rico.
Pastor Jay and his wife, Shirley, have two sons, Kaleb (and his wife, Kristen) and Joel.
Rev. Mickey Burroughs serves as the Minister of Administration & Education. He has been on staff at First Baptist since the summer of 2001.
Email Mickey at Mickey@fbcnpr.com
Rev. Rich Andrews has been on staff part time as the music and media Associate since 2009. His full time position is at Word of Life Florida in Hudson where he serves as the Director of the ministry there. Rich and Lynn were married in 1994 and have three energetic kids, Gavyn, Javen and Lynneah. In his spare time he enjoys, hunting, basketball and hanging out with his family. His life verses are Proverbs 3:5,6. More about Word of Life Florida. Follow on Twitter. Follow on Facebook. Follow on Instagram.
Miss Mary Wood serves as the Director of Preschool and Children’s Ministries. She began serving with us in August 2013. Email Mary at Mary@fbcnpr.com. Follow on Facebook. Follow on Twitter. Follow on Instagram.
Daniel Fahning is currently serving as our Interim Minister to Students.
Daniel has been on staff with Word of Life since 2013, doing a variety of ministries. He was born and raised in North Carolina, and was saved when he was 7 years old during a youth summer camp. In 2011 Daniel attended the Word of Life Bible Institute where he met his wife, Lindsey, they were married in 2015 and just had their first child, Zakar, on July 25, 2016. In his spare time, Daniel roasts his own coffee. His life verses are Romans 12:1-2.