Jay Moore The Founder:
Jay is married to his college sweetheart, Linda, they have been happily married since 1979. They have four grown children (3 boys and 1 girl) and at the present 5 grandkids (4 boys and 1 girl). They live in Tucson, Arizona.
In 1977, after hearing a story on the nightly news about a former co-worker becoming the tenth victim of the Hillside Stranger, God convicted Jay’s heart about how self-centered he had become and concerned about his own personal image than he was about others' eternal souls. So, in November of 1977 Jay committed to never again intentionally withhold the Gospel of Jesus Christ from others out of fear of how it might make him look. From that day forward Jay has been on a path to become a more effective personal witness and now he training others to share the Gospel with competence and confidence.
Jay founded The Ordinary Christian in 2012 with the intent of empowering, encouraging and equipping everyday Christians to brightly shine the Light of Christ in their part of this dark world by joining God on His mission of making disciples of the every nation.
In 1996, Jay received the prestigious R. Othel Feather Award In Educational Evangelism from the School of Religious Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary while also earning a Masters of Arts in Religious Education.
Jay is the author of a powerful book on missional living called THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE: A Journey Into Missional Living. This book was written to empower, encourage and equip ordinary Christians with the basic skills necessary for shining the Light of Christ in their part of this dark world.
Though known as a powerful communicator of Biblical truth, Jay is also known and appreciated for his mentoring and coaching of individuals, who have been overlooked by others, to grow and have powerful ministries in their own right.
Jay was also the co-host of the radio program THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. This is a weekly radio program to support the men and women coming out of addiction and into recovery by the power of the Holy Spirit. The main host of the show is Pastor Larry Munguia of The Sober Project. Pastor Larry is one of those people that Jay has mentored and coached. The Construction Zone can be found at: 940 AM radio or KGMS.COM on Saturdays at 2 pm (Tucson, AZ time).
Jay has received a B.A. from California Baptist University with a major in Religion and a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Christian Leadership.
Jay has been in full-time Christian ministry since 1984. He has served as a youth pastor, pastor, church planter, senior pastor.
It is Jay’s life mission to raise up, train up and unleash an ever increasing labor force of ordinary Christians, to join God in igniting church planting/disciple making movements all around the globe.
The mission of The Ordinary Christian is to join God on His mission of making disciples of all nations, people groups and languages for the Lord Jesus Christ!
The Ordinary Christian exists to empower, encourage and equip Christians to become reproducing disciple makers that ignite Disciple Making/Church Planting Movements.
The vision of The Ordinary Christian is raise up a harvest labor force of ordinary christians that will go into all the world making more disciples, until there's NO PLACE LEFT to go. To totally saturate this world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
- Biblical Authority: We believe that the Bible is the final, reliable and perfect authority for living the Christian life and therefore is the basis for all disciple making processes and tactics.
- Ordinary Christians: We believe that ordinary Christians are God's primary choice for accomplishing His extraordinary mission.
- Simplicity: We believe the mission of disciple making doesn't need to be complicated but instead simple. Simple, however, doesn't mean shallow! We believe that it is not the intellect of a person that determines the spiritual potential of a Christian but their surrender and obedience to Christ and, therefore, the evangelism and discipleship process needs to be so simple that any person of any educational level can learn from it and reproduce it.
- Reproducibility: We believe that every Christian should be a reproducing Disciple Maker and therefore should be trained and equipped to reproduce. The best measure to determine if a strategy is reproducible is whether it actually reproduces and if it is able to be reproduced by any and all Christians.