Our pulpit minister is Ray Rose. Ray began preaching in 1986. In 1989, he was offered a full scholarship to the Harding University School of Biblical Studies. He completed that course of study, graduating in 1991. Before moving to Enid, he preached for congregations in Ohio, Kentucky, Arkansas and Iowa. Ray has worked in prison ministry off and on for 29 years. He has held Bible studies in the Lebanon Correctional Institute in Lebanon, OH, as well as several county jails. He currently teaches a twice a month Bible study at the James Crabtree Correctional Institution. He is also the Director of Inner City Ministries – a halfway house for recovering alcoholics & drug addicts and those just getting out of prison. He also serves on the Christian Emphasis Committee of the local YMCA.
Ray has counseled individuals in drug and alcohol abuse for the last 29 years. He has also worked with troubled teens. While preaching in Iowa, Ray served as a volunteer Chaplain for Hospice of Central Iowa. After moving to Enid, he volunteered for Hospice Circle of Love for 1 ½ years.
Ray and his wife Teresa have three grown children; Joshua and wife Jackie; who are expecting their first child in April, David and wife Heather; who have a one year old son – Jude, and Rachel and husband Cody Wieden who have a 3 year old daughter named Rylee.