Jay Humphrey is a native North Carolinian and graduate of North Carolina State University. He has been married to his wife, Kim, for 36 years. They have two children and seven grandchildren.
At a young age, Jay began working on his parents’ pig farm in Burgaw. After college, he returned home to manage the family business for a number of years and eventually started his own pig farm.
Jay felt called to pursue theological education in 2004 and graduated from the college at Southeastern three years later with a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies. His past ministry experience includes serving as youth director for Burgaw Baptist Church and youth pastor for Mission Baptist Church.
Recently, Jay helped launch Back Alley Coffee Roasters in Wake Forest, where he participated in facility renovation for the startup, in addition to taking on the roles of coffee production manager and sales representative.
Jay currently serves as a deacon at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, where he and his wife are members.