Senior Pastor

Rev. Jay Hurley

Rev. Jay Hurley (or “Pastor Jay” as he prefers to be called) hails from Washington, D.C.  He is married to the love of his life, Kathy.  Pastor Jay worked in various professions and served in the U.S. Army before he came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He graduated from Florida Baptist Theological College with a Bachelor of Ministry in Biblical Studies Degree and holds a Master of Arts in Christian Education Degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Early in his ministry he served as Minister of Education and Minister of Youth. He then served as Pastor to Greenbrier Baptist Church in Boonsboro, MD. Immediately before coming to pastor Samaria Baptist Church, he served 17 years as Pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Smithfield, PA.

Pastor Jay has a heart for God, a love for people, and a desire to see people everywhere come to know and serve Jesus.