Jay Pathak is the Lead Pastor of the Mile High Vineyard where he strategically guides the mission and vision of the church as a whole, is the main teaching pastor, and provides oversight to each of the neighborhood churches. He has spoken nationally and internationally for Vineyard and other groups in both conference and classroom settings. In addition, he is a member of Vineyard USA’s Executive Team.
Committed to engaging and impacting those outside the church walls just as much as he is to those within, Jay and his team have worked to build MHV into a vibrant community that engages and impacts the city at every turn. In addition, Jay co-wrote the book The Art of Neighboring with Dave Runyon. In their unique book, they dare to challenge us to wonder what would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally, by loving our actual neighbors.
Jay has a BA in Philosophy from Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Vineyard Leadership Institute. Prior to planting Mile High Vineyard in 2001, he served as a leader in the Columbus Vineyard’s young-adult ministry, Joshua House, and as an intern to the senior pastor, Rich Nathan, in Columbus, Ohio. He and his wife, Danielle, were married in 1998 and have two daughters, Jasmine and Sofia.