Ray was born and raised outside of Greensburg where he graduated from North Decatur in 2001. He then attended Saint Louis Christian College where he graduated with a B.A. in Preaching Ministry in 2006. He married his sweet wife, Bethany (Ault) in 2007. He was the lead pastor at Plum Creek Christian Church from 2007-2015 where they saw God do an incredible work. From 2015-2018 he was the lead pastor at FCC Morristown, TN. In August of 2018 he returned to his hometown as the Connections Pastor here at FCC. In April of 2020, Ray assumed the Lead Pastor role, as the previous Lead Pastor, Danny Wolford, retired. His favorite things in this world are his wife and 3 kids, Joas and Jovie. Joas is a joyful little boy full of character and energy. Jovie is a sassy toddler who has captured Daddy’s heart. Lylah Joy is their newest addition who is growing so fast. His family enjoys going for walks, finding great places to eat, and serving Christ. Ray loves sports and roots for the Indianapolis Colts, Purdue Boilermakers, Atlanta Braves, and Tennessee Vols. However, his greatest passion as someone who came to Christ as an 18 year old is to see Christ transform lives and make us into new creations.