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 4 grandkids (3 boys and 1 girl). They live in Tucson, Arizona.
In 1977, after hearing a story on the nightly news about a 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 out of fear of how it might make him look to others. From that day forward Jay has been on a path to become a more effective personal witness and now he’s training others to competently and confidently share the Gospel of Christ.
Jay founded The Ordinary Christian in 2012 for empowering, encouraging and equipping everyday Christians to join God on His mission of making disciples of the nations and to shine the Light of Christ brightly in their part of this spiritually dark world.
In 1996, Jay received the prestigious R. Othel Feather Award In Educational Evangelism from the School of Religious Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Jay is also the founder and Strategy Coordinator of Fellowship Of The Cross. FOTC is a network of reproducing organic churches throughout North America. The vision of FOTC is to join God in igniting church planting movements throughout North America and around the world.
Jay is the author of a powerful new 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 mentoring and coaching individuals, who have been overlooked by others, to grow and have powerful ministries in their own right.
Jay is 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 and now as the strategy coordinator of Fellowship Of The Cross.
It is Jay’s life mission to raise up, train up and unleash a huge harvest workforce of God’s people, 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 in His work of igniting Church Planting/Disciple Making Movements through raising up, training up and unleashing a huge and powerful harvester workforce of ordinary Christians, committed to becoming reproducing disciple makers for the Lord Jesus!
The Ordinary Christian exists to empower, encourage and equip Christians to rapidly reproduce reproducing disciple makers and see them formed into small organic and reproducing churches.
The vision of The Ordinary Christian is raise up a harvest labor force of ordinary christians who are reproducing Disciple Makers that will go into all the world making more disciples for Christ 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 of living the Christian life and thereby 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. 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 Christian 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.