Pastor Ray committed his life to serving Jesus Christ in 1980. He has served as the senior pastor at CCSF since 1997.
Pastor Ray was raised in Babylon, N.Y. (Long Island). After attending Cortland State College, he taught elementary school for 20 years in Waterloo, New York. Ray and his wife, Kathy, were both saved in 1980. They raised two daughters and one son and now have twenty grandchildren. In the mid 80's Ray felt a call to the pastoral ministry, and in 1994 began three years as assistant pastor at what was then First Baptist Church of Seneca Falls. He taught at Finger Lakes Christian School during those years and had experience in numerous ministries including Kids Klub, Youth Group, Bible Studies, and nursing home ministry. Pastor Ray became the senior pastor in 1997, and Calvary Chapel Seneca Falls was established nine years later in 2006. Over the last 10 years he has also done missions work in Panama, the Philippines, Ireland and England. He has also taught at the Calvary Chapel of the Finger Lakes School of Ministry.