Jay Rebsamen is the lead high school pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA. Jay graduated from Liberty University in 1995, with a degree in Church Ministries and a double minor in Pastoral and Youth Ministries.

Jay thoroughly enjoys a good cup of coffee as well as chasing a white ball on the golf course.

Regardless of the setting, whether in the pulpit, on stage at a summer camp, in a large arena, or in a high school, Jay’s message is simple: helping students and young adults discover the importance of a Christ-centered lifestyle.

Romans 12:2 says “…but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is….” The word “transformed” from the Greek means to “undergo a complete change.” Jay is very passionate about seeing people let go of their past and experience true forgiveness in their lives. In turn, this will give them a passionate purpose to serve the Lord wholeheartedly.

Jay and his beautiful bride, Melanie, reside in Lynchburg, VA along with their son, Caleb and daughter, Addison.


Birthday – August 28
Most Embarrassing Moment in High School – I tried to prank a teacher and it back fired; ended up hanging out of a third
floor window for 10 minutes ½ naked.
First Car – Oldsmobile Delta 88
Coke or Pepsi – Pepsi
Best Prank You Ever Pulled – I turned the power off and pulled the fire alarm all at one time while having the RA’s doors tied shut.  Pandemonium.
Theme Song for High School Prom – Faithfully by Journey
If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be? – North Eleuthera, Bahamas
Hidden Talent – I can have a long line of saliva come out of my mouth and quickly suck it back in.
Favorite Movie – Top Gun
Favorite TV Show – 24
Favorite Sports Team – Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite Band – Dave Matthews
Favorite Food – Italian
Favorite Book – What’s So Amazing About Grace by Phillip Yancey