Meet Our Pastor
Reverend Ray Douglas
I am first and foremost identified by my relationship to God through faith in Jesus Christ. I believe in the one only true and living God, who is the Creator and Sustainer of all things, who is infinite, eternal, unchanging, and is revealed in nature, and in scripture. I believe in God the Son, the promised Messiah of the Old Testament. I believe that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and walked the earth in human flesh, always fully human, and always fully divine. I believe that He died on the cross, His blood the atoning factor for our sins. I believe that Jesus lived to reveal God the Father, He died to redeem man, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father interceding for all believers. I believe in God the Holy Spirit, a person, who is the promise of the God the Son, sent from God the Father to convict the world of sin, to comfort the church, and to teach, guide, strengthen and perfect every believer.
I believe that man was created in the image of God, but that after being tempted by Satan, man sinned. I believe that God provided a way for our reconciliation to Him, and that Way is Jesus Christ. Jesus paid the penalty for our sins with His death on the cross. I believe those who accept Jesus as savior are eternally secure. I believe that the Bible is the Word of God and is the absolute authority in determining the faith and practice of God’s people.
I strive to live out my faith and commitment to God in every aspect of my life, especially as a husband, father, pastor, and preacher. I have a beautiful wife, two handsome sons, two lovely daughters and two adorable grandchildren. I am a native of Oklahoma. I am a proud Douglass High School Trojan, University of Oklahoma Sooner, and also attended Oklahoma Baptist University, the Oklahoma School of Religion, and Andersonville Theological Seminary.
I accepted my call to the ministry in 1992, and was ordained in 1994. I have served in the local church as Youth Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and Senior Pastor. In addition to preaching and teaching the gospel, I have served the Christian community as an officer in the Baptist Minister’s Association, the Interdenominational Minister’s Alliance, and as president of God’s Way Ministries, Inc. Currently, I am the Second Vice President of the Oklahoma Baptist State Convention.
I try to use my Christian influence in the community by serving on the Board of Directors of One Church, One Child of Oklahoma, and on the Board of Directors of the Norman Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
In my free time, I enjoy music, especially classic R&B; movies and working on my golf game.
Reverend Ray Douglas and Sister Angela Douglas
Reverend Ray Douglas and Associate Ministers
Pictured from left to right: Front Row: Reverend Joshua Busby, Reverend Karlos LeSure, Reverend Ray Douglas, Senior Pastor, Reverend Corey Smith, Reverend Marcus Wallace Back Row: Reverend James Bilbury, Reverend Kim Golson, Reverend Anthony Jones, Reverend Cornelius Wade, Reverend Reginald Walker, Reverend Eugene Knighten
Not pictured: Reverend Leroy Brown, Reverend Keith Dunkin, Reverend Ronald Gray, Reverend Larry Holmes, Reverend Regginal Jackson, Reverend Algie Lawrence, Reverend Trevell Woodberry