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Jay E. Gary, Ph.D.

Dr. Jay Gary joined the faculty of the School of Business & Leadership in 2003. He is an assistant professor and director of the Christian Futures network.

Before coming to Regent, Dr. Gary served more than two decades as a strategy consultant to nonprofit, public and private enterprises. In addition, throughout the '90s, he worked as a "millennial consultant" helping communities mark their passage into the 21st century. In 1994, he penned the first inspiration book on how to mark Christ’s 2,000th jubilee in a meaningful way.

From 1986 to 1989, Dr. Gary served as a conference planner with the Lausanne movement, a network launched by Billy Graham. Before 1986, he worked as a pastor to college students, a mission educator and a magazine editor.


  • Emerald Management Review's Citation of Excellence, selected as one of 50 best articles of 15,000 published in 2008 for Gary, J. (2008, September). The future according to Jesus: A Galilean model of foresight. Futures, 40(7), 630-642.



  • Empowered21, (2011, May), working group for Global Cabinet,
  • Co-chair, (2011, March). Regent Instructional Technology Committee, along with Ginger Zillges, Center for Teaching and Learning, Regent University.
  • Regional Editor, North America, Foresight journal, Emerald, Cambridge, UK.
  • Member, Steering Committee, World 2100 Project.
  • Member, Work group for U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff G-2-Intelligence, Winter 2009 Future of Operational Environment Seminar, Portsmouth, Va., March 17-19.
  • Editorial member, Journal of Strategic Leadership, October 2008.
  • Member, Review Committee, Special Issue on Professional Futures, May 2009, Journal of Futures Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan, September 2008.
  • Project Leader, Spiritual Capital Research Listserv, Regent Center for Entrepreneurship, September 2008.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Berkshire Encyclopedia of the 21st Century (forthcoming), August 2008.
  • Member, Advisory Board. Futures Education Project, Houston, Texas, July 2008 .
  • Member, Nature Planning Network, New Gloucester, Maine, April 2008.
    Advisor, Lifeboat Foundation, surviving existential risks from genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics, April 2008.
  • Executive Committee, Alliance for Vulnerable Mission, Maseno, Kenya, March 2008.
  • Advisor, Enfoque, Citywide Transformation, Mexico City, Campus Crusade for Christ
    International, December 8, 2007.
  • Board of Reference, WellSpirit Consulting Group, Inc., Lansing, IL, for Dr. Renee Hale, December 5, 2007.
  • Council Member - Consultant, Gerson Lehrman Group, Policy & Economics Council, Fall 2007.
  • Board Chairman, Global Service Associates, a 501-c-3 non-profit, Louisville, CO, November 12, 2007.
  • Member, Professional Development Committee, Association of Professional Futurists, March 2007.
  • Member, Springs 2000 Commission, 1999-2000; by the Mayor of Colorado Springs.
  • Associate, Center for Millennial Studies, History department, Boston University, 1997 - 2002.
  • Member, Exploratory Team, The Journey of the Magi, Catlin Foundation, 1996-1997.
  • Member, Founding Board, Caleb Project, 1982-1987.



  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Regent University, 2004-2008
  • M.A. in Education, California State University, Los Angeles, 1983
  • B.S. in Industrial Mgt., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1976


  • Strategic Leadership
  • Leadership Competencies
  • Corporate Foresight Systems
  • Delphi Panels
  • Foresight Assessments for Individuals, Groups and Organizations
  • Global Leadership
  • Historical Jesus
  • Post-industrial Missiology
  • World Futures Debate

Applied expertise in employing futures methodology and anticipatory management in corporate, educational, non-profit and government contexts.


  • Founding Member: Association of Professional Futurists, 2002–present
  • Member: World Future Studies Federation, 2003–present
  • Member: Evangelical Missiological Society, 2005–present
  • Member: World Future Society, 1990–present
  • Member: Evangelical Theological Society, 2003–2009
  • Member: American Academy of Religion, 2000–2009
  • Member: Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals, 2008–2009
  • Member: International Leadership Association, 2007-2008
  • Member: Christian Business Faculty Association, 2006-2008
  • Member: Society for Pentecostal Studies, 2011-present


  • Consultant, (2011-2012, Jan). Billy Wilson, International Center for Spiritual Renewal, Cleveland, TN,
  • Consultant (2010, April 4) "Regent University: Toward 2020-an emerging issues proposal," co-authored report for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. James Downey, Regent University.
  • Consultant to strategic lead team, trends analysis of youth culture 2020 (2007, Oct. 31). Teen Mania, Garden Valley, TX 75771,
  • Leadership ’88 and GCOWE ’89, Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, 1986-1989,