Professor of Intercultural Studies and Director of the Wesley House of Study
B.S., Virginia Tech, 1985
Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University, 1991
M.A., Azusa Pacific University, 2000
Ph.D., Asbury Theological Studies, 2005.
Majoring in civil engineering at Virginia Tech as a college student, Jay Moon pondered how this study could be useful to grow the Kingdom of God. Building upon the formative time of the confirmation process in the Methodist church, participation in Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and Fellowship of Christian Athletes helped Jay experience a personal relationship with Christ. Jay’s goals and aspirations were then challenged. Through visiting with missionaries, reading biographies, fasting and prayer, cross-cultural experiences, and becoming more aware of world events, he felt the call to serve God by combining water development and church planting. From 1992-2001, Jay and his wife, Pam, served as missionaries in Ghana, West Africa. While serving, Jay realized that missions could be a valuable means to help people grow in their walk with the Lord . The more he taught in various contexts, the more he felt affirmed in the area of teaching. Relocating from Louisville, Kentucky, to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in July of 2005, Jay joined the faculty at Sioux Falls Seminary. And although he and Pam’s commitment to missions has never wavered, Jay feels that at SFS he can encourage, equip, and help send out tomorrow’s cross-cultural workers--both locally and globally.