Jay began his work with SBBC on March 7, 2016. He has been active in Virginia Baptist life since 1993. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Rhode Island and his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX focusing on Christian education with an additional emphasis on communication studies and methods. Jay has been married to Lois for 38 years and have two grown children, Julia and David, and one grandchild. Jay enjoys photography and videography, and has an excellent speaking knowledge of Spanish.
Susanna joined our staff in July 2017. She studied musicology, French, and religion at Randolph-Macon College. Since graduation, Susanna has enjoyed teaching preschool, leading youth ministries, and above all, helping congregations worship the Lord through song. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity and Conflict Transformation degree from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, through courses offered online and as week-long experiences.
Susanna married Michael Tolbert in December of 2015, and she became the mother of Caleb and Corrie. Her husband is a pastor with the United Methodist church. They live in Dinwiddie County with their seven chickens, two dogs, and one cat.
Belinda Isbell joined SBBC in July 2016 as our Church Ministry Assistant. She will be the friendly voice you hear when you call for assistance.