Rev. Joseph (Jay) Wingo is a passionate follower of Jesus dedicated to introducing kids to Christ and igniting a passion for His Word in their hearts. As Program Coordinator for Scripture Union’s Southeast Region, Jay works diligently to assist with the development of after-school and summer outreach programs to children in at-risk neighborhoods.
As a young adult, Jay felt called to follow the Lord and help others. Specifically, he felt God was directing him to commit his life to reach the children and youth of America. After graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Church Leadership, Jay served nearly 10 years as Youth Pastor.
“Looking back over that time in ministry, my favorite memory is seeing a child in VBS or a teen at a youth service make the same connection I did with Jesus,” says Jay. “It ignites my heart and fuels my passion to see kids come to the Lord and for them to learn that hope is found in Him and not in the things the world has to offer.”