Rev. Jay Huddleston is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Cary, NC. Prior to coming to First Baptist, Pastor Jay was Senior Pastor of Shindler Drive Baptist Church, in Jacksonville, FL. This was a ministry he and his wife, Shirley, founded in 1987. Shindler Drive has been recognized by Lifeway as one of the best evangelical Southern Baptist Churches. The Huddleston’s have two sons, Kaleb and Joel. Pastor Jay holds a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary along with a Master of Arts in teaching and Bachelor of Arts in Speech, both from the University of Florida. He strives to see Christians grow in their knowledge and obedience to the word of God, to equip believers to serve the Lord and to build the church through worship, Bible study, evangelism, discipleship and fellowship.
Supported by Nancy Parker (919) 467-6356 (ext 107)
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (K-5) from the East Carolina University, with an Academically Gifted certification (K-12).
Previous Director of Preschool, Children, and Youth at First Baptist Church.
Retired from Wake County Public School System with 30 years of service.
Serving on staff since July 2013
(919) 467-6356 (ext 115)
Mr. Troy Hogue
(919) 467-6356 (ext 113)
Mr. Steve Magnusen
(919) 467-6356 (ext 109)