Reverend Doctor John R. Gay (although he really prefers Pastor John) is originally from Washington state and has lived in every major region of the United States. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served his country in Norfolk, Viginia as a Surface Warfare Officer before getting out because of his asthma.
He eventually answered God’s call and attended seminary in Dubuque, Iowa and has served churches in Tennessee, New York, and Minnesota. He received his Doctor of Ministry in 2015 (from UDTS again) with a specialty in Biblical Theology. Pastor John is really interested in discipleship and the ancient church, and he truly believes God is calling all of us to be his people.
Pastor John is married (25 years now!) to Jennifer (they met while they both attended USNA), and they have five children together: Rob, Michael, Thomas, Margaret, and Joshua. They live in Ham Lake and are very excited for this next step in ministry.
Email Pastor John at: [email protected]