Reverend Mike Gray
Senior Pastor

Pastor Mike was born into a military family at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, FL. One of four children, he  was saved out of his Dad sharing the meaning of John 3:16 with him at Sidi Slamane AFB in Morocco at the age of nine, and was later baptized in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

His schooling included graduating with his diploma from Lakewood H.S. in St. Petersburg, FL, completing his BA degree at Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, FL, and his MDIV from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.  While in college, his m
inistry experience began as a summer Youth Minister Intern at 1st Baptist Sarasota, and  he was ordained under the leadership of Dr. Jess Moody at First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, FL.

Pastor Mike moved with his wife Cathy to Louisville, KY to begin seminary that also included a Pastoral Internship at St. Mathews Baptist Church and then a pastorate at Macedonia Baptist in Madison, Indiana. After seminary he  pastored at Corinth Baptist in McQuady, KY, and National Gardens Baptist in Falls Church, VA, and came to Gloucester, VA with his wife and two daughters, Lara and Kristen, in October 1992  to begin his pastorate at Newington Baptist Church.

Pastor Mike has a strong desire to build up the local church through the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, discipleship, and helping Christians  discover, grow into, and live out their mission in Christ.

Pastor Mike is married to Cathy, and together enjoy their five grandchildren.

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