Family and Youth Ministries
Jay Forester was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, and comes from a line of Southern gospel ministers. He graduated from Belhaven College in 2002, earning a B.A. in Biblical Studies; he received an MDiv in 2006 from Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Jackson, Mississippi.
From 2004-2009, he served part-time on staff of The First Presbyterian Church of Madison, working with the middle school and high school students. Upon graduating from RTS, he taught seventh grade and fourth grade in local Christian school around Jackson, receiving the honor of one of Wal-mart’s Teacher of the Year (2007-2008). In October of 2009, he was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
In 2011, he joined the ministry staff at Seacrest Presbyterian Church as the Minister of Families and Youth Ministries. He will be working with the children, youth, and families of the church.
Jay and his wife of seven and a half years, Anna, became parents in April 2010. Their daughter’s name is Linley.
Children’s Sunday School
We offer Sunday School at 9:00 for ages 2 – 3rd grade. We also offer Children’s Church during the 10:30 worship service for ages 2 – Kindergarten. Children can stay with their parents for the singing and leave before the message. Our children are using Great Commission Publications’ “Show Me Jesus” curriculum. Both Sunday School and Children’s Church meet in the Middle School building.
The youth, grades 6th – 12th grade, meet on Wednesday nights for learning, fellowship, and fun. Currently, we are looking at major themes in 1 & 2 Corinthians and how those ideas point us to standing for Christ in our schools, neighborhoods, and homes. We begin our meetings at 6:30 pm on the basketball court, finishing up at 9:00 pm.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
— Romans 8:28