Jay Harnden, Certified Christian Life Coach

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Who Is This Guy???

I've been a grocery clerk, an independent distributor (bread route driver), a program coordinator at an alcohol/drug rehabilitation facility ... but I found my passion over ten years ago when I started working with men and fathers. I met a man named Vance Simms, who really changed my direction in life. He's the Founder of Father Matters (www.fathermatters.org). I became involved, and with Vance and Eric Rosa helped countless men and fathers around the country become more responsible, productive, caring people which directly affected their relationships with loved ones in a very positive way.

Now, with the development of Family Coaching Solutions, my desire to help men, fathers, and families has taken on a new face, but with the same basic foundation. I have learned over the years that many situations can be dealt with in a positive, nurturing way that is beneficial to all people involved. Whether it's setting and reaching realistic goals personally or in the family dynamic; learning the ability to make change happen; desiring a deeper spiritual relationship with God; working through parent/child conflict; or just wanting to move forward in a positive direction, I can help you get on track and lead a more balanced, healthy life. Your future has never looked so bright!

Coaching Can Help Bring Out Your Purpose

"The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out."

-- Proverbs 20:5

Favorite Links

My YouTube video...doing what I love, in my favorite suit!

-- View YouTube Video

The Lord has blessed my family and I with an incredible church family-come and visit us!

-- Mercy Hill Church

My kids and I made the cover of the Campbell Reporter!!! Woot!

-- Father Knows Best

Here are a couple of the most recent articles that I've been part of...

-- Tips For Fathers To Be

-- Don't Forget The Single Dads

One of the best reference resources on the Internet!

-- Bible Gateway 

The Good News Of Jesus


  • God is full of love and joy in Himself, and created us to we could share in
    the joy of knowing Him (Acts 17:24-25; Psalm 16:11).


  • Each of us has rebelled against God and turned from the joy of knowing
    Him to seek our joy in lesser things (Rom 1:20-21).
  • As a result, we are separated from God now and face His punishment
    forever (Isaiah 59:1-2; 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10).


  • To save us, God came to earth in the person of Jesus (Matthew 2:21-23).
  • Jesus died on the Cross so we could be forgiven for sin's guilt and freed
    from sin's power and come into the joy of knowing God (1 Peter 3:18).
  • Jesus rose from the dead, and is alive today, ready to save us (1 Cor 15:3-4).


  • To be forgiven and freed from sin we must trust Jesus (Acts 16:31).
  • To trust Jesus means we turn from whatever else we trusted to satisfy us,
    and trust Jesus to forgive (1 John 1:9), change (John 8:21-32), guide (John 8:12),
    and satisfy us (John 6:35). We express our faith by being baptized.
  • In response to faith, Jesus gives us the gift of His Spirit, who fills our hearts
    with the living presence of Jesus (John 7:37-38).
  • Jesus calls us to pursue joy in Him by trusting His promises, studying the Bible,
    praying, worshiping, being part of a church community, and helping others
    come to know Jesus.

Contact Information

Jay Harnden, CCLC
80 Gilman Avenue, Suite 31C
Campbell, CA 95008



Learn His Ways

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."

-- Proverbs 22:6

Past and Present Associations

  • 7th Grade Life Science Teacher, Pioneer Family Academy, Campbell, CA
  • Santa Clara County Fatherhood Collaborative -- Member
  • Christian Coaches Network -- Member
  • Foundation of Family Values -- Member
  • City of San Jose Domestic Violence Task Force -- Past Member
  • Santa Clara County Prenatal Network -- Member
  • Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Network -- Past Member
  • San Jose Pacific Pony Baseball League -- Past Board Member, Team Manager
  • Mercy Hill Church -- Men's Ministry Leader
  • Mercy Hill Church Worship Team -- Drummer
  • Cambrian Basketball Association -- Former Coach
  • Father Matters, Inc. -- President
  • Bay Area Parent -- Reader Advisory Board