Janae is originally from the small town of Paragould, Arkansas. She is married to Tony who is currently serves as an elder. They have two children, Sydney and Silas. Janae and Tony first came to South Shore in June of 1999 when Tony became South Shore’s first youth pastor. Since that time, Janae has served in many capacities including eight years as volunteer Director of Women’s Ministry and four years on staff as Weekend Coordinator. Janae currently serves as the Team Development Director giving oversight to the Discover South Shore classes and all the First Impressions Teams. She also equips people for their purpose as well as building and strengthening ministry teams. She has a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Prior to South Shore, Janae and Tony served on staff together at First Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. Janae enjoys writing, exercising, gardening, having meaningful conversations, playing with her family and having Tony time. Janae is the author of a Bible Study for women called Image Wearers to Image Bearers.
Fun Fact: Janae grew up on a farm and her summer job was hoeing cotton.