Strategist. Trailblazer. Connector. Community Builder.
Husband. Father. Pastor. Coach. Idea Leader. Hailing from Warner Robins, Georgia. I am just naive enough to be certain – together, we can leave this world a better place. By Engaging life with gusto…Breaking down walls with humor…Talking to the hearts of people…Starting compelling conversations…Instinctively thinking of different ways of doing things…Opening doors for the exchange of ideas…Inspiring others to their greatness within…Connecting to a cause and Directing to what is possible. I measure life’s quality in less tangible and more meaningful ways…By bringing talented people together to take up the performance…Crossing cultures to tell the world… You have a purpose. Your life is not an ordinary pipe dream. Barriers can be for your benefit – and they are made to be broken.
Jay Hellwig is the Executive Pastor of Create Church, a life giving church launched in Richardson, Texas in January 2014 (www.createchurch.com) and Vice President of Corporate Relations at Generational Equity, named M&A’s 2013 Consulting Firm of the Year.
Prior to his current roles, he served as Executive Director for MakeAWay Charities and Community Life Pastor at Covenant Church in Carrollton, TX. There he had oversight of 1,000+ volunteer leaders, service teams, community outreach and leadership development teams. Jay worked as Zig Ziglar’s personal assistant from 2006 to 2011. Jay has received the Achievers Club and Millionaires Club awards as an account executive for Lucent Technologies, and the Top Gun award as a trainee for Siebel Systems (now Oracle).
With now over 20 years of professional experience, both in the corporate and non profit sectors, Jay’s greatest joys are to bring resources and people together to benefit families across North Texas and beyond.
His athletic accomplishments include First Team All American in Football, USA Today National Player of the Week, and Conference Player of the Year, along with being a member of the Evangel University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Evangel University Alumni Board where he received his B.B.A. in Marketing.
Jay and his wife Jill live in Lewisville, Texas, with their three boys and baby daughter. Jay is passionate about his family and community where he volunteers as a coach for his sons’ sports teams, and previously served as president of the Denton County Fresh Water District Board.