President of MTS/Professor of Theology
B.A., Bethel College
M.Div., Memphis Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, Virginia
Jay Earheart-Brown was elected the seventh president of Memphis Theological Seminary by the Board of Trustees at their winter meeting in February of 2005. Prior to his election, he served as Assistant Professor of Theology, beginning his teaching duties in August of 1997.
A native of Oklahoma, Jay has been married for 24 years to Mary Earheart-Brown. They have two sons, Paul and Carter. They make their home in the Volentine-Evergreen neighborhood of Memphis.
Jay is an ordained minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and served as pastor of two churches, Lansdowne Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, and Brookhaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He also served as youth director, stated supply, and interim pastor at churches in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Virginia.
When he is not directing work at the seminary, Jay enjoys playing golf, guitar, and mandolin.