- M.Min., 2005, Indiana Wesleyan University
- B.A., 1987, Wright State University
Pastor Jay Height is married to Jane for 27 years. They have three children: son, Jeremy and his wife Reetu, daughters Jenna and Jill. All of them are either in ministry or preparing for ministry. Jay is serving as co-pastor of Shepherd Community Church of the Nazarene and as Executive Director of Shepherd Community—a Nazarene Compassionate Ministry site. He has served the community in the inner city of Indianapolis, Indiana, as pastor and executive director for the last twenty years. Since November, 2012, Jay has served as Coordinator of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries and Nazarene Disaster Response for the USA/Canada Region of the Church of the Nazarene.