Professor Emeritus of Theology
B.A., Bethel College
M.Div., Memphis Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, Virginia
Jay Earheart-Brown Professor Emeritus of Theology previously served as the seventh President of Memphis Theological Seminary from 2005-2018. Prior to being President, he served as Assistant Professor of Theology, beginning his teaching duties in August of 1997.
A native of Oklahoma, Jay is married to Mary Earheart-Brown. They have two sons, Paul and Carter.
Jay is an ordained minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and before coming to Memphis Theological Seminary, he 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. He is currently serving as Pastor of Bartlett Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In addition to pastoring, Jay enjoys playing golf, guitar, and mandolin.