Jay Harvey was born in Lakeland, Florida, was saved as a child on the island of Grand Turk where his parents were missionaries. He and his wife, Debbie, are both graduates of Piedmont International University. They joined Baptist International Missions, Inc. in 1975, serving as missionaries in Nassau, Bahamas from 1976 to 1985, then in Germany from 1986 to 1990. The Lord then called him to pastor our church here in Paterson, NJ, where they arrived on January 1, 1991. Pastorís heart for missions is clearly evident and continues to influence our congregation in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Pastor Bradley was born and raised in Quincy, IL. until the age of eighteen. He trusted Christ as his Savior at the age of seven, and felt Godís call to full-time ministry as a teenager working at a Christian camp in Flagstaff, AZ. After graduating from Pensacola Christian College with his undergraduate and masters degree, the Lord led Pastor Bradley to St. George, UT. where he was youth pastor for a few years.
It was in St. George, UT, that Pastor Bradley met his wife Annie. Bradley and Annie have been serving together in the ministry here at Madison Avenue Baptist Church since January of 2007.
They also have two little girls named Lydia and Ruby. Along with student ministry, Pastor Bradley also serves at Madison Avenue Baptist Academy.
On his free time he likes to be hanging out with his family. He loves to hike, and loves to watch his LA sports teams (Lakers & Dodgers).