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Jay Fowler - PastorServe Midwest Region Executive Director

Focus on Jay Fowler, Midwest Regional Director

In September 2014, Jay Fowler came on the full time staff of PastorServe, as the Executive Director of the Midwest Region.  A great addition to our team, Jay is an ordained Anglican priest in the Anglican Church of North America. Jay has been in full-time pastoral ministry for over 30 years. During that time he has always taken young pastors under his wing to encourage and coach them. He enjoys using his gifts of shepherding, teaching, leading, and evangelism to pastor and equip pastors.

Jay grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, and has lived in the Kansas City area for most of his life. After becoming a Christian through his high school youth group, Jay got involved with Young Life and was a Summer Intern at Colonial Presbyterian Church while he was in college. After graduating from the University of Kansas, he was a full-time youth minister at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Missouri. While there, he discipled students and developed leaders and led a Young Life style, relational, youth ministry which reached hundreds of kids.

After graduating from seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree, he was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. He served as an Assistant Rector in Mission, KS and then as the Assistant Rector of St. Philip’s Church, Charleston, SC.  In 1995 Jay and his wife Janine, moved back to Kansas to plant a church, which he pastored for 19 years. In 2001 he became an Anglican.

Jay is deeply concerned about the soul of pastors. He believes it is crucial for them to know and believe the love God has for them. That’s because pastors can only give away what they have received from the Lord. (Matt. 10:8)  So, Jay enjoys reminding pastors of the gospel and grace that they are telling their congregations about. He wants to see pastors love Jesus Christ, love their families and lead healthy churches.

Since joining the PastorServe staff Jay has connected with hundreds of pastors in Kansas City and beyond. Besides being a pastor to pastors, Jay loves hanging out with his wife Janine, to whom he’s been married for 30 years. He also loves spending time with their son and two daughters, watching movies, listening to music, and playing just about any kind of game.  He’s been playing racquetball and guitar for many years and still hopes he can get a little better at each!

4 Comments

  1. Libby Bailey on July 21, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Jay!
    I must have misplaced your business card, I can’t find your number or email! Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to meet with Ruffin & I months back to talk about our counseling center, and to get to know each other. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are grateful for the time you invested! It’s been so fun watching Restore grow, and we would sure love to serve you and your team and/or churches you serve in the future if there’s ever an opportunity! Blessings, friend!



  2. jonathan Brice on August 4, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Hi Jay,
    Trying to find a way to contact you.
    my cell is 970 987 1524
    would love to catch up….I’m in KC soon Joel is going to William Jewell this semester.
    God Bless

    Jonathan Brice



  3. Don & Barb Schroer on April 5, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Cornerstone Church in Blue Springs. Is it to late to send letters concerning the problems at our church? Over 150 people are leaving if Shawn Aping stays..more will leave when they find out? .



  4. Jim Young on December 14, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Jay–I will never forget the labor of love you showed me at the lowest point in my Christian experience-while at the U. of Kansas-I would like to say that everything is hunky-dory-but it has been a stormy drive–multiple marriages-unstable work–however our Lord is very pitiful–
    I have two beautiful daughters and have ministered in about 85 prisons across America sharing the good news of God’s forgiveness thru Christ…I am currently working on a doctorate in Ed. and have my own business.
    Again thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    1 Cor. 15:58

    Jim Young