Jay McCaughey
SERVICE TIMES: Worship Service - SUN 10:30AM / Prayer Service - WED 7:00PM

Jay McCaughey


and Wife Tonya

Assistant Minister

9 Astor Drive

Rhinebeck, NY 12572



Jay and Tonya McCaughey grew up in Rhode Island and met in high school.  Jay joined the US Air Force in 1986, as an Aerospace Control and Warning Systems Operator.  Jay and Tonya were married in December 1987 and were stationed at Eglin AFB Florida and assigned to the 20th Space Surveillance Squadron.  In 1991, he accepted a full-time position with the Rhode Island Air National Guard’s 102d Air Control Squadron.  He was frequently deployed in support of counter-narcotics operations throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean. He also deployed twice in support of Operation Joint Endeavor for the Bosnia crisis and worked in Turkey and Egypt.  In 1996, he accepted a position as an Airway Transportation Systems Specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration and was assigned to Dutchess County Airport where he maintained and certified various air traffic control systems and facilities across the region.  In 1997, Tonya began work at Rhinebeck Bank.  She was appointed Vice President in 2009 and is currently Vice President Area Retail Leader, where she oversees the operations of 5 bank branches. 


Jay and Tonya have 3 children.  Two adult sons and a daughter in grade school.  They have one grandson and one granddaughter . In 2014, they began attending and serving at FBC Rhinebeck and Jesus Christ became the center of their lives. 

Jay served on the leadership team in an advisory role, then in 2018, he was installed to the office of deacon.  He served as the vice-chairman of the deacons.  He teaches men’s Sunday School and serves as the Awana Commander.  In August of 2019, he resigned his position with the FAA to take a deferred retirement after over 30 years of service with the US Government.  At the same time, he was called to the position of Assistant Minister at FBC Rhinebeck.  Jay and Tonya accepted, and he began to serve full-time under the leadership of Pastor Daniel Drake. 


Jay is passionate about witnessing, Biblical discernment, discipling men, and working with children.  Jay and Tonya love hosting family and friends, enjoy the outdoors and together have a growing passion for shooting sports.  He is currently pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies and preparing for future ordination to the office of pastor.







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