Meet the Pastor
Pastor Randy Ray
Pastor Ray is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, and holds a Master of Religious Education degree from Temple Baptist Seminary. In 1988, he received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity. In 1976,
He founded the Metro Baptist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennessee in suburban Nashville.
Since February of 1992, he has been the Senior Pastor of North Florida Baptist Church and its many ministries in Tallahassee, Florida. In May 1997, Temple Baptist Seminary awarded Pastor Ray the “Roberson Faulkner Pastoral Leadership Award.” In 2006, Tennessee Temple University of Chattanooga, Tennessee honored him with the first “Prestigious Trustee Award.”
Besides opportunities to speak in churches and conferences, Pastor Ray speaks to various groups in Tallahassee and is also published in books and magazines. He is on the board of Emanuel University of Oradea, Romania and speaks in various countries in his work with international missions.
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, he is married to the former Janice (Jan) Dozier, his elementary school sweetheart. The Rays have been married since 1972 and have three adult sons and four grandchildren.