Brought into the world on June 30, 1945 in Columbus, Indiana; Jay Ahlemann completed his secondary school training from Blytheville High School in 1963. From 1963 to 1964, he learned at the College of the Ozarks and was the minister at the Church of the Nazarene, Clarksville. After this, he went to Bethany Nazarene College in Bethany, Oklahoma and later, from 1965 to 1967, he enlisted at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri and took a pastorate of the Nazarene, O’Fallon, Missouri. Aside from this, from 1967 to 1970, he went to Memphis State University, Memphis, TN and was likewise a minister at Church of the Nazarene, West Memphis, Arkansas. Furthermore, Jay Ahlemann was a minister at Calvary Church of the Nazarene, Arlington, Virginia and Cedar Lane Church of the Nazarene, Little Rock, Arkansas.
He began another interdenominational church, Christian Fellowship Church, in Northern Virginia rural areas of Washington, D.C and pastored there for quite a long time. The congregation was considered as a part of the most motivating places of worship in the district of Washington, D.C. Metro Area. This new church extended from a little gathering to a congregation of 3,000 individuals in participation on Sundays. In the 1980’s, Jay Ahlemann had 33% of the Redskin players and their families in his assemblage.
Jay Ahlemann directed this congregation to construct another office in Ashburn, Virginia which was esteemed at $35,000,000 with a Worship Center that would offer seating for 2,500 individuals. He taught multiple times each Sunday morning. At the age 57, he turned into a minister at the First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena, California. By Christian Fellowship Church and by individuals of the local area, a unique appreciation and acknowledgment were given to him and his better half for their 26 years of peaceful service. On February 26, 1976, he opened the United States Senate Session in petition (an honor given to just 12 church consistently by the Chaplain of the Senate). His request was likewise imprinted in The Congressional Record. A report of appreciation was likewise given to him by the State of Virginia Senate and the State of Virginia House of Delegates for his service in the locale. He was the minister of different Presidential Appointees (selected by President Reagan). He was additionally the minister of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his significant other Virginia for quite some time.