Pastor Ray (as he is affectionately known) is the epitome of a man who has risen to the challenges of being a modern day minister of the Gospel of Christ.
He committed his life to God at the age of 21 and from that moment he has never looked back. Raymond has a passion for God, demonstrated through his uncompromising approach to the teaching and preaching of the Gospel. Over the past 30 years, he has served as an assistant pastor, care group leader, Sunday School teacher, youth pastor and treasurer, all in preparation for his role as Senior Pastor for the House of Praise, Bristol, Gloucester and co-Regional Overseer for the churches in the South West and Wales region.
Pastor Ray’s remit inside and outside of church has been to present a relevant message of Christ that is firmly based in biblical principles. His vision is to take forward Jesus’ commandments, working in dynamic partnerships with other churches and believers. He currently serves as Chaplain at the Bristol Crisis Centre, and has been actively involved in the development of an innovative partnership between the Church of God of Prophecy and the Baptist Union.
As a long standing champion of local causes, Raymond demonstrates his commitment to localism through his active involvement in the life of the local community. He sits on a number of committees and local boards in Bristol where he lives that have social action at their heart – two of which he servers as Chair – and he firmly believes that the church must stand against the negative impact of materialism, narcissism, power and autonomy in favour of spirituality, interdependence, and community.
Pastor Ray also sits on the COGOP (UK) Board of Executives.
Raymond is a committed family man. He has been married for over 35 years to his wife Jeannette who is actively involved in preaching and teaching within the local church. They have been blessed with two wonderful sons Raymond Junior – recently married to Anne and Adryan – currently working away from his home city.
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