Meet our Pastor
Dr. Jay Fannin
Jay was born in Tampa, FL, but grew up in Fort Lauderdale. He moved to Texas in 1996. He accepted Christ at the age of 17 at youth camp with FBC Fort Lauderdale. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (1995) from Union College in Barbourville, KY where he was a two-year letterman playing football. He received his master’s in Christian Education (1998) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies (2020) from Dallas Baptist University. He served as the Associate Pastor of Students and Recreation at Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth for 22 years before coming to Shady Oaks Baptist in June of 2020. Jay and his wife, Nikki have three beautiful children, Christa, Catie, and Toby.
  • Favorite worship song/hymn: Depends on the day. I love all kinds of worship music
  • Favorite bible verse/passage: Psalm 51 & 2 Timothy 2:2
  • Favorite bible character: Paul
  • Hobbies/what you enjoy doing your spare time: hanging out with my family, watching and playing sports
  • Favorite sports team: All things Florida Gators



Meet Our Team

Dr. Jay Fannin
  • Lead Pastor
Richard Adams
  • Executive Pastor
Christy Fritts
  • Minister to Families
Tyler Hickingbottom
  • Minister to Students
Brad Orr
  • Connections Director
Josh Strother
  • Worship Leader
Laura Vinson
  • Ministry Assistant
Marina Sullivan
  • Financial Assistant