Being raised in an Air Force family, Ray lived in many different places in his early childhood. He was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, but spent much of his school-age years in Florida, which was quite a contrast. He attended Troy University in Troy, Alabama, and while there, he received a call to ministry, which drastically changed his life. For the next 40-plus years, his calling was to students and families in youth ministry. In recent days, Ray has moved into the Executive Pastor position to assist the staff and the Lead Pastor in implementing Church on the Hill’s vision to establish a people and place of God’s presence and to equip God’s people to discover their destiny. Ray is married to Sabrina and has three married sons and six grandchildren.