I am a gifted teacher, speaker, and author. I have a heart for the church, for outreach, and have more than 30 years experience serving evangelical Christian Churches. I have prepared Bible Study books, a daily devotional guide, books on Discipleship, Bible Prophecy, and the Life Of Jesus, a served as team leader for a new online ministry providing a library of resources designed to reach the lost, resource believers and prepare the church for the return of Christ. I would be pleased to speak with you about providing pulpit supply, or leading a workshop or revival at your church.
Price Range: $250 plus travel expenses
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
I am friendly, approachable, and bring enthusiasm to each presentation. I use media, graphics, illustrations, and humor to make biblical truths understandable and relevant.
To facilitate learning and promote follow-up study, I provide study notes and links to downloadable e-books, research documents and video teachings. I also can be available for Q & A sessions following teaching times.
Greetings in the good name of Christ our Lord:
My name is Gary Ray and I am writing to make you aware of my availability to provide pulpit supply, revival leadership, or workshop presentations in support of your ministry. I have a heart for the church, for outreach, and teaching on Bible Prophecy.
In addition to providing teaching/speaking support, I would be happy to make available four e-books and two Bible Studies as free downloads. These include: A devotional book, a book on Bible Prophecy, a book on Discipleship, a presentation of the Gospels in chronological order with pastoral commentary, an 8-week study on the Churches in Revelation, and a 10-week study on the Life of Jesus. My desire is to bless, encourage, and challenge the body of Christ.
A little about me: I am 56 years young, happily married (35 years), I have two grown children (both of whom have been active in ministry) and three grandchildren. I have served in full-time ministry (Baptist or evangelical community churches) for more than 30 years. Recently I have been providing interim pastor work, and serving as a team leader/content writer for a new online ministry designed to reach the lost and provide discipleship resources for those who desire to grow in Christ.
I understand how important it is for you to guard your ministry, and ensure that those who speak and teach at your church share your commitment to biblical truth. I assure you my heart is pure. In an effort to address any theological concerns you may have, I am happy to provide links to some of my writings and teachings. There is nothing unusual—my speaking style is informative, scholarly but casual. My theological positions are conservative but not fundamental. I respect staff and have a heart to support the ministry of the local church.
I believe I am gifted in the areas of writing, teaching, preaching and evangelism. I enjoy using these gifts to support the Kingdom’s work. Over the years I have developed a number of short presentations (teaching messages and writings) designed to inspire, exhort, and equip the body of Christ. It would be a privilege to speak with you about how I could provide short-term support to your ministry (lead a workshop or revival, provide pulpit supply, etc.).
Additional Booking Notes
Presentation needs include: A lapel microphone, a podium (large enough for a 15" laptop computer), a USB cord (male connection) that will connect the podium area laptop to the meeting room audio and video sources, and a table for hand-out materials.
Speaking topics include: Prophecy, Patriotic, Christian Living (How to Pray, How to Give, How to Deal With Stress, How to Overcome Temptation, etc.), Discipleship (What Every Disciple Should Know and Do), and The Ministry of the Church (Growing in Outreach, and Preparing to be used of God in the midst of a disaster).
Influences & Inspiration
Powerful, practical presentations (Chuck Swindoll, Chip Ingram, Francis Chan, Matt Chandler)
Biblically-based presentations (Billy Graham, Charles and Andy Stanley, Tony Evans)
Engaging and relevant presentations (Francis Chan, Matt Chandler)
Prophecy-themed presentations (Jack Hibbs, Amir Tsarfati)
A Podium, Sound System, Lapel Microphone, USB cord to Podium (that connects to audio and video support for the room), a table for presentation material