Dr. Jay Sloop was born in Caldwell, ID. and attended primary school there. His family then moved to Texas where he completed High School. Union College in Lincoln, NE was his next educational stop where he earned a degree in Business Administration--and met and married Sharlene. In 1960 he graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, then completed a residency in OB-GYN at the White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. Following service in the U.S. Air Force the family moved to Yakima, WA where he set up his medical practice. Though retired now, Jay and Sharlene still reside there.
In the mid-1970s Dr. Sloop was instrumental in the founding of Total Health Lifestyle Center, a residential setting providing encouragement, hope, and education to those desiring to make important lifestyle changes. He served as physician and health educator there for 15 years. In 2005 he closed his practice and began serving as Director of Health Ministries for the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Dr. Jay is known for his thought-provoking, motivational, and inspirational presentations. He loves growing fruit on his farm, mentoring his six grandchildren, and encouraging others to exercise regularly, eat healthfully, and live a wholesome lifestyle. Jay and Sharlene have three sons, two are physicians, and one operates his own computer consulting business.