Pastor Ray is a minister with over forty years of experience. After serving as pastor, denominational and national evangelical leader in his native Sierra Leone, West Africa, he emigrated to the United States in 2001. He earned an MA in Biblical Exegesis at Wheaton College, IL, and a MA and PhD in Economics at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Ray considers himself a missionary to the United States. He led in planting several churches in Africa and inspired other pastors to also plant churches. Dr. Ray has been described as a gifted teaching pastor who enjoys explaining and applying the Bible to current issues that believers face in their daily lives. Dr. Ray is married to the love of his life and ministry partner, Pat (1983). They have four children (Afie, Akie-Angel, Ajie, and Amie) and three grandchildren (so far), Suah, Eden, and Leone. Dr. Ray is also an assistant professor of economics at Southern Wesleyan University, Central, South Carolina.