Lead Pastor

Jay Adkins

Pastor Jay has led FBC Westwego since November of 2002. He, his wife Michelle and one of their two boys (Quint) come to us from Ashland, Kentucky (their youngest, Canon, was born here in the Big Easy in 2004). Jay is a fourth generation Baptist Preacher who holds an Associate degree in Business, a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry, a Master’s of Divinity specializing in Biblical Languages, a Master’s of Theology and is presently working toward a Ph.D. in Theology at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His desire is for God’s people to learn good theology and for the unsaved to be drawn to Christ through the good theology of their neighbors.

Jay has served as Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the New Orleans Baptist Association, on the Board of Directors of Global Maritime Ministries, as a member of the BCM Advisory Council for Metro New Orleans, and on the Board of Trustees of Louisiana College. He is also one of the original members of the Jefferson Parrish Sherriff’s office Chaplain Corps and is involved with SBC Disaster Relief ministries serving as a Chaplain and Blue Cap Volunteer. Jay is the Vice President of Beacon Ministries, Inc. (a speaking/preaching ministry which his father started) speaking for revivals, banquets, associational meetings and in Bible conferences. He has spoken in over 10 states and taught internationally in Lyon, Annecy, and Vienne France, Geneva Switzerland, as well as in Dumaguete City, Valencia, Batinguel, and Sibulan in the Province of Negros Oriental, the Republic of the Philippines.

Pastor Jay has no free time, but if he did, it would include learning to fly an airplane and owning, and operating a Christian Jazz coffee house somewhere in the Quarter. The joy of Pastor Jay’s life is found in the cherished gift he has discovered in his Fruitful Vine, Michelle, and in his two little Olive Sprouts, Quint and Canon (Psalm 128).

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