Jay has written extensively on Christian education and training up children in the Lord. He counsels parents on child-raising issues daily. He has authored A Bowed Head and a Humble Heart: The Head of School's Pastoral Role in Building a Better School, published by Paideia Press, as well as several journal articles in Christian School Education and the ACSI blog. He writes a weekly blog on spiritual, education, and parenting issues called The Head and the Heart. He is an adjunct professor at Covenant College in Georgia and at Gordon College in Massachusetts, a frequent speaker at national seminars, and has served on the adjunct faculties of the Van Lunen Center at Calvin College and at Peabody College of Vanderbilt.
Jay is the recipient of the W.C. Windsor Award for outstanding service in the Tyler community. He was named Smith County Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year. He currently serves on boards of organizations operating at the local, state, national, and international level. He is the Board President of the Texas Private School Association, the Board Chair of the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA), and serves on the executive board of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). He has a heart for mentoring groups of young men and couples.