Rev. John Kay's vision for his pastoral ministry: “Serving Community Presbyterian by searching for excellence, expressed in a well-ordered celebration of worship, an ongoing commitment to Christian Education, an intentional demonstration of loving compassion, a warm and caring affirmation of its members and a whole-hearted dedication to the things that make for peace …"
Dr. Kay was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in central Mississippi. He received the B.A. Degree from Belhaven College, Jackson, MS, the M.Div. Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA, and the D.Min. Degree from McCormick Theological Seminary, with an emphasis on Parish Revitalization. Ordained in 1976, he served for over 40 years at several congregations in Illinois, and spent six years on the Denomination’s National Staff as a Consultant for the Church Financial Campaign Service.
John has been an active Rotarian for 22 years, he and his wife delight in musical performances and the arts, and they enjoy spending time with their three adult children and their families.