Chosen as one of the ‘Top 21 Emerging Leaders of the 21st Century’, Pastor Jay Dennis has been a driving force in the Christian community for years. He received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 1981. He then went on to complete his Doctorate of Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminar in Pasadena, California in 1993.
Serving as Senior Pastor of Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Florida since 1996, Pastor Jay and his staff have enjoyed phenomenal growth, now serving over 9,000 members in a converted mall, on a 32 acre campus. Pastor Jay has been featured in Billy Graham’s Decision Today radio show as well as Christianity Today.
A sought-after speaker, Pastor Jay has written six books, including Dangerous Intersections, Ten Crucial Crossroads Facing the Church in America (2004), In the Shadow of Billy Graham: The Next Level Leadership of T.W. Wilson(2005) and The Jesus Habits, Exercising the Spiritual Disciplines of Jesus (2005).
Both originally from Arkansas, Pastor Jay and his wife, Angie, currently reside in Florida. Angie is also a popular and engaging speaker at conferences and churches nationwide. www.womenofpurposespeak.com