J A Y ' S  S E R V I C E S

Keynote Speaking

If you need an excellent speaker for your conference, convention, or planning meeting, Jay Augustine has almost two decades of exceptional experience in bringing crowds to their feet and leaving them fulfilled by a thought-provoking and action-oriented message.  As a college student at Howard University, he was a national oratorical champion of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  In law school, he successfully argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court to win the prestigious Tulane Moot Court Competition, and as a seminarian he was the inaugural recipient of the Kendall K. McCabe Liturgical Preaching Award at United Theological Seminary. 


As a lawyer, Jay successfully argued hundreds of cases before state and federal courts.  He also taught litigation skills through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and at the Louisiana State University Law Center.  Jay has delivered standing ovation keynote addresses around the United States and Europe, has appeared on numerous television and radio news programs broadcast by American networks and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and has been featured in numerous national and local publications.

Preaching and Worship

As a seminary-trained minister, ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Jay’s biblical hermeneutic employs liberation theology in making liturgical services and preaching historically rich, but contemporarily applicable.  Jay believes God loves ALL God’s children, and his preaching and worship styles reflect that fundamental theology of inclusion.  He is a lover of the New Testament’s Pauline Corpus and frequently uses Paul’s authentic epistles in preaching a contemporary social gospel.

Workshop Facilitation & Strategic Planning

Jay Augustine has extensive experience in facilitating workshops and strategic planning sessions for both corporate and non-profit boards.  Having served as vice president of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and executive counsel & director of legislative affairs for the Louisiana Workforce Commission, elected and appointed offices, respectively, Jay’s areas of expertise include non-profit and public partnerships for community reform, education law, policy, & reform initiatives, and the convergence of education reform and economic development.  Jay’s recent scholarly research on non-profit and public partnerships, as well as education law & policy, has been published in the Loyola Law Review, Louisiana Bar Journal, and University of Louisville Law Review.

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