Jay is a professional Inspirational Speaker and Author, who uses his personal story to inspire and move people into their eternal purpose.  His experience and vision influences people to shake off the boredom of a timid Christian walk and begin living an adventurous life that truly impacts this world. 

Jay’s personal adventure began as a youth pastor.   With over 20 years of youth ministry experience, some highlights were; working with the Department of Juvenile Justice helping young people in the Mathew Project program, assisting the Florida foster care system and fostering many youth, serving in several outreaches, camps, and community ministries. 

In addition, Jay’s ministry experience extends into leading as a worship pastor, teaching pastor, and counselor.  His experience, gifts, and love for people has allowed him the opportunity to help mentor other churches and ministries.  Jay has also assisted in developing programs and equipping Christian leaders.    

One of Jay's passions is feeding the poor and helping the homeless. Jay and his wife help run an orphanage in Haiti where they are also adopting children. One of his missions is for everyone to understand their calling in humanitarian aid, by helping hurting people and to alleviate human suffering.

Jay has traveled around the world to share his messages and testimonies. His heart is to awaken this generation into abiding purpose and service. Jay urges people of all ages to act now and stop wasting their lives.  Through his journey and service, Jay received revelations and visions that inspired him to write his book Leaving the Grapes. He wants to share it with you. The book is available on Amazon or where ever you buy your books.


Leaving the Grapes: God's Call for Us All
By Jonathan "Jay" D Scutt

Jay is one of the teaching pastors at Awaken Church located in Lake Wales Florida.

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