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Our Pastor

Pastor-Bryan-Ray

After over 20 years of preaching God’s Word and serving the local church, God’s calling and anointing upon Pastor Bryan’s life and ministry remain unmistakable. Both his desire, and his gifts, to passionately preach God’s Word and lovingly shepherd God’s church are clearly visible. He was called as the Senior Pastor of Alexander Baptist Church on August 1, 2010. As our Senior Pastor, he delivers a powerful sermon every time he preaches God’s Word. He truly loves what he does!

Pastor Bryan received his Bachelor’s degree from Union University in Jackson, TN. After that, he earned his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Following three years of full-time pastoral ministry, he then received his Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Dr. Ray has served churches in North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. Because of his calling, education, and ministry experience, he is fully committed to expository preaching. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor with Liberty University Online.

Pastor Bryan and Christi, his wife of over 23 years, currently reside in Portsmouth. They have been blessed with three children: Jonathan (20); Noelle (19); and Nate (9). The Ray family loves to fellowship with God’s people, encourage healthy families and marriages, travel, hunt, and visit family in his home state of Tennessee.

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A Word from Pastor Bryan…

I absolutely love to preach the Word of God and shepherd the people of God. I strive to daily live out John 3:30, ‘HE must increase, but i must decrease.’ It is my hope to have the opportunity to meet you in person here at Alexander Baptist Church. It truly is the absolute best church! We exist for the Glory of God. Won’t you join us?