We are excited to introduce Jody Ray as our new Southside Campus Pastor. As Campus Pastor, Jody will be the primary teaching pastor at the Southside Campus and will lead the campus staff and volunteers. He and his family have been a part of the Chets family for the last 12 years, and we’re looking forward to what God will do through them in this new role.
Jody is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies. He served for six years in the Air Force then spent over a decade working in the corporate world. Jody's last corporate job was as a Vice President with CitiBank before Jody, along with his wife Rebecca and three sons (Isaac, Josiah, and Caleb) felt God leading them to international missions.
The Ray family served for two and a half years in the Philippines and three years in Pakistan. In Pakistan Jody worked as CEO of Shikarpur Christian Hospital and Director of Indus Christian Fellowship while ministering to and sharing the Gospel with those in the community.
Since returning from Pakistan, Jody has been serving as our Missions Associate. We believe that because of his heart for and experience working with internationals Jody is uniquely equipped to minister to those in the area surrounding the Southside campus.