Ray made a commitment to faith in Christ at the age of 17. He was brought up in a Christian home.
More recently he has worked with his wife Ann as co-directors of Mulberry House, a Christian Retreat Centre. They have been married for 45 years and have four children and six grandchildren. Until recently, Ray was Chairman and Managing Director of an international business equipment manufacturer in the UK.
John was one of three boys born to Christian parents who attended a Christian Brethren Assembly. In his mid teens he made a commitment to faith in Christ and was Baptised. He later joined All Saintsí Church Woodford Wells and was involved in Youth work and adult leadership. John served on the Church Council