is Jay Carty?
An "unusual communicator" is a mild statement. Maybe a
little "nuts" would be more accurate. He's certainly "off the wall."
Not a preacher, not a teacher... more a story teller with a very
important message. Fun, funny and provocative. Traditional, he is not.
Challenging, he is. Where some "deep" preachers are too snoozy for the
rank and file, and where some humorists don't have much to say, Jay's
"stuff" is generally regarded as an unusual blending of humor and
content. Youth won't nod off, and neither will their parents. Jay Carty
played basketball at Oregon State and coached there for two years. He
was on John Wooden's staff for three years at UCLA and coached Kareem
Abdul Jabbar. Jay then played for the Los Angeles Lakers. Following
basketball and a time in the business world, Jay directed a Christian
conference center, was a church consultant with Churches Alive and in
1982 began Yes! Ministries, an organization dedicated to helping people
say "yes!" to God. Jay crosses denominations and relates to a changing
contemporary society as well as a broad range of age groups. Jay has
spoken in churches, colleges, schools and retreat centers across the
country. Jay and Mary make their home in Santa Barbara. They
have two grown children.