Pastor Jay McCarl has Master’s degrees in Chaplaincy Ministry and was a Chaplain with Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy for 30 years. He has served in ministry since 1973 at Calvary Chapels in Orange County, Napa and Auburn California. In 1991 Jay founded Calvary Georgetown Divide in Northern California where he still serves as senior pastor. In addition to weekly sermons, he teaches courses and seminars on subjects including Ancient Middle Eastern Logic and Biblical eschatology. Pastor Jay also teaches at Bible Colleges around the world including the Calvary Bible College in Jerusalem and Calvary Bible Institute in the Golan Heights.
In 1998 he founded Biblical Dinners Ministries, featuring live cultural-anthropological teachings of the Last Supper and ancient Galilean weddings that have been presented at Bible colleges, retreats and hundreds churches in 15 countries worldwide. He’s also a popular speaker at Calvary Chapel pastors conferences across the United States and leads Holy Land study tours to the Middle East, where he has visited more than 40 times.
He has been married to his amazing (and patient) wife Kathee for forty years and has four grown children. Click here to visit Jay’s personal blog.