Dr. Ray Gentry - DrRayGentry.com
Director of Ministries
Ray is the Founding Director of Ministries of the Southside Baptist Network. The Southside Baptist Network, Georgia Baptists’ newest association, was established March 1, 2013. The Lord has blessed SBN with over 75 congregations worshipping in 8 languages in 12 cities across the Southside of Atlanta. There are congregations in Clayton, Henry, and surrounding counties.
Ray was raised in Warner Robins, GA. His father farmed in Bonaire, south of there. He a graduate of Middle Georgia College, Cochran, GA (ABA); the University of Georgia, Athens, GA (BBA); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX (MDIV); and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC (DMIN).
He and his wife, Debra, are blessed with daughters Allison, Director of Communications for The Network, and April, married to Peter Witkowski, Associate Pastor of Children & Preschool at FBC Eastman, GA, and two grandchildren.
Ray has served as Pastor of First Baptist, Conley, GA and First Baptist, Ashburn, GA. He also has experience as Associational Missionary of the Northwest Georgia & Lookout Valley Associations, the West Metro Association, and most recently, the Henry Baptist Association. In addition, he has served as an Associate Pastor at Community Baptist Crosby, TX, Hebron Baptist, Dacula, GA, and First Baptist, Centerville, GA.
On May 4, 2015, Ray was elected Conference Team Leader by the Executive Team of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) taking office July 1, 2015. The SBCAL is recognized as the foremost networking, fellowship, and equipping organization for the 1100 associations across North America.
His goal is to connect, strengthen, and serve SBN churches for more effective kingdom impact for the glory of God. He serves as a Minister to Ministers, a Ministry Leader of over 30 ministries that provide training and resourcing to pastors, staff, and churches, and a Missions Strategist to help revitalize struggling churches and assist churches in planting new churches.
Listen to a sermon by Dr. Ray Gentry: "Salt and Light"
Church Planting Catalyst
Ministry Assistant/Biblical Counselor
Director of Communications
Ministry Center Operations:
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
2170 Jonesboro Road, McDonough, GA 30253