Jay T. Hairston II

Lead Pastor

Jay T. Hairston II is an international recording gospel music artist, author, and now, a church planter and lead pastor.  He’s a compassionate and versatile servant leader who listens, engages, and supports others in their quests for  personal transformation and spiritual development.  With an ability to speak to diverse audiences, Jay T. presents a well-balanced approach to service in the 21st century that equally engages all ages, ethnicities, and genders, across various levels of education and socioeconomic status.  He served as a Music Director at The Word Church in Cleveland, Ohio for 9 years before transitioning to launch The Collide Church.  He is also the current director of the Baldwin Wallace University Voices of Praise (VOP) Gospel Choir in Berea, Ohio.  He graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a minor in Psychology.  He went on to earn his Master of Divinity with a concentration in Black Church Studies from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.  He now combines his years of ministerial experience and his education to launch a new ministry and serve Cleveland’s west side.  Jay T. is happily married to Christine Marie Hairston with two children, Brooklyn and Bailey. He is a dynamic young man full of the Word, excitement, energy, and the Holy Spirit, committed to competency, character, calling, and community.

Christine Hairston

Christine is a career coach, entrepreneur, wife, mother, and leader with servant’s heart.  She is the founder of Sacred Space, an organization that unites Christian women in prayer on a conference call line every Wednesday night at 9:00pm EST.  The prayer call is for women of all ages, life stages, backgrounds, and denominations, with the purpose of creating community amongst women.  As a career coach in the non-profit sector, Christine has served disadvantaged and marginalized youth in Northeast Ohio for over 10 years.  As her vocation and calling overlap, she has helped youth with: job readiness, résumé and cover letter building, interview decorum, and workplace etiquette.  Sacred Space came to be from this body of work and experience.  Christine, alongside her husband, have served in various ministries in Cleveland and her husband Jay T., and their two children live in Cleveland, Ohio where they have served in local ministries as well as travel and minister the gospel all over the world.  

Discover more about Christine at https://ChristineHairston.com