Ray serves as our Lead Pastor. Besides preaching regularly on Sundays, he spends much of his time discipling men, training our leaders and leading our wonderful staff team. After coming to Christ Ray served as a hospital chaplain at the Los Angeles County/USC General Hospital. After recognizing God’s call to pastoral ministry, he has pastored churches in California and Illinois, and served as a fire chaplain.
A graduate of The Masters College, Ray also attended Talbot Theological Seminary and earned a Master of Divinity in Biblical Exposition from The Masters Seminary.
He and his wife, Kendee, love the people of Hillside Community Church and are now ’empty nesters’ with 2 adult daughters. Helping people grow as passionate followers of Jesus is his great passion. When he isn’t meeting with people or studying God’s Word, he enjoys his wife, adult children, woodworking and yard work.