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Friday, January 22, 2010

Meet Jay Lucas

Jay Lucas has served on the staff of Grace Community Church (Washington Court House, Ohio) since 1999. Prior to coming to Ohio he had the privilege of serving as the Pastor of Penn Yan Bible Church of Penn Yan, New York (1988 – 99). In 1983 Jay received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bible from Baptist Bible College of Clarks Summit, PA. He also earned a Master of Arts Degree in History from the University of Scranton (1988). In addition, he has taken extensive graduate studies in theology at Baptist Bible Seminary (PA) and in history at State University of New York – Binghamton.

Jay served as an adjunct instructor in history at Baptist Bible College (1997-1998) and at Cedarville University of Cedarville, Ohio (2001- 2002). He is also a visiting lecturer in apologetics and church history at Cornerstone Seminary (Vallejo, CA). His book, Ask Them Why: How to Help Unbelievers Find the Truth, was published by Regular Baptist Press in 2007.

Jay is 48 years old and has been married to his best friend, Becky, since 1983. They have been blessed with six children (Sharayah, Courtney, Jonathan, Trinity, Rebekah and Kirsten) and a wonderful son-in-law (Christopher). Jay and Becky reside in New Holland, Ohio.

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