Ray was born in Williamsport, Indiana on Dec. 29, 1949. He served in the Army for five and a half year, with two tours of Southeast Asia and other wonderful areas. During his time in the Army, he graduated Airborne school, attended John F. Kennedy Warfare School, Command Non-Commissioned Officer Academy with Honors, and several other schools. After the Army, he joined the Air Force and finished his military career after 22 years. Ray moved to Johnson City in 2000 met Sally Miller in 2009, and they were married in 2011. He has no children of his own. He started attending Westminster in 2011. He began helping with Oasis and is now the leader of it. Ray is employed part time as the Facilities Maintenance Coordinator of Westminster Presbyterian.