Ray has been one of the Teaching Pastors of Chantilly Bible Church for fifteen years. His passion for God’s Word, and to disciple men to live out the Word of God is well established.
Ray grew up in Ohio, trusted in Christ as a senior in High School, and then went off to the Coast Guard Academy. His 12 years in the Coast Guard included graduate training at Rennselear Polytechnic Institute where he earned a master’s degree in engineering. Even more important, Ray met his wife Mary while at RPI. After five years in Wildwood NJ, Ray and Mary moved to Virginia with their two children in 1988. Solid Bible teaching drew them to Chantilly Bible Church where they have attended for 24 years.
The move to Virginia allowed Ray to use his data modeling and design skills to build and manage business software development efforts. However, after nine years, Ray sensed the Lord’s call to attend seminary. Ray graduated from Capital Bible Seminary with a Master of Arts in New Testament and joined the staff at CBC.
The years on staff have allowed Ray to work in a broad range of ministry areas including Children’s, Music & Worship, and Adult ministries. “It is fascinating to look back and see how God has been preparing me for what lies ahead.”
For fun, Ray enjoys model trains and playing French horn. He and Mary stay active looking for good hiking trails, and enjoying their grandchildren.