Taking early retirement following a 37 year Civil Service career,  Ray was appointed Pastor of Boundary Street Evangelical Church, Southport.  Having served this Church for 10 years, he was asked to become Director of HCJB-UK (now called “Reach Beyond-UK”) a medical and media ministry, so he and his wife Barbara moved to West Yorkshire, where the office is located.

During this time, Ray was Elder at Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Baildon, and served on the West Yorkshire Auxiliary of Pilgrims Friend Society, as well as on the Pastoral Committee of Royd Court when this property was opened in 2007. After 10 years in this post, Ray retired back to Southport and is now an Elder in Boundary Street Evangelical Church, Southport.  

Ray has served on the Board of Pilgrims' Friend Society for over 20 years.