Pastor Biography

 

    

    Senior Pastor (Elder) James F. Ray Sr. of It’s All About Jesus World Ministries Inc. He is married to Evangelist Rommie Elaine Ray (Pastor) for 32 wonderful years, and they have two blessed sons James Jr. and Jacques Ray. They have four grandchildren Brianna Stallworth, Joel James Ray, and Jayce Reginald Alan Spurgeon, and Jiaire Gabriel Ray.  Pastor James received Jesus at the age of 10 and during his youth he distanced himself from his walk but always felt the need to serve God. 

While deployed to Germany in (1986) Pastor James regain his connection with God, while observing his wife’s dedication to God, he felt the need to seek Jesus for himself.  During a city-wide conference in Hinesville GA., February 1990 just before being deployed to Desert Shield Desert Storm he was filled with the gift of the Holy Spirit and has been serving God ever since. He is a 1981 graduate of Elloree High School and now attending Colorado Technical Institute University online pursuing an BSHCM (Bachelor of Science Healthcare Management) - General Healthcare / Business Administration, and is expecting God to take him to the next level and is currently on the Dean’s list for more than 18 months January 2016- September 2017.  Graduating in February 2018, and with guidance from the Lord plans to attend Colorado Technical University Online for His Master’s Degree Healthcare Management – Informatics Fall semester 2018

Pastor James takes advantage of every opportunity in furthering his education, he has received many level of Ministers Training and many hours Christian Education uses every opportunity to learn. Upon graduation from High School he decided to join the Armed Forces and entered the US Army as an enlisted Soldier in December 1980 Pastor James served in more than 10 countries, and more than 9 Military Post. He has served as member of the ICFM (International Christian Faith Ministries) as his continual Pastoral training. After being motivated, inspired, and encouraged by Dr. Daisy P. Edwards and the late Dr. Bill Basansky, August 2010 Pastor James accepted and has been appointed as an Area Director for the Orangeburg, SC, and has taken a brief pause from the (ICFM).

Pastor James was ordained into the Gospel Ministry 1997, he has served as Assistant Pastor of Agape Christian Fellowship for 4 years and as Deacon for 7 years. He served in every area that God would use him and did it with great joy.  Pastor James has preached the word of God in foreign soil (Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Egypt, and Turkey, Europe) as well as in Georgia, Maryland, North and South Carolina, Indiana, and Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma.  Pastor James has stood on the grounds of Abraham’ birth place and has seen the Euphrates River, has walked on some the soil that our Lord and Savior has walked.

Pastor Ray Retired on May 9, 2008 serving his country for 28 years and 8 months he felt his time was well spent as a soldier and, with few medical issues as well. He is continue serving, but now a soldier for the Lord.  Also, one of many scriptures He stands firm on isII Chronicles 7:14 is what he teaches and lives by “If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land.”  

 

Pastor James Motto is “It doesn’t matter what it looks like” a faith statement that The Lord had spoken to me during one of my lowest points in this Christian walk, “Also SEED, ROOT, STEM, BRANCH, FRUIT, AND HARVEST to receive a blessing from God there is a growth process.