A native of Suffolk, Richard came to faith in 1967. After ten years in industry, he spent 20 years in local church leadership, latterly at Soham Baptist Church across the border in Cambridgeshire. This ministry included providing pastoral support to the community in the wake of two highly publicised child murders.
He joined FIEC in 2004, focusing from 2010 to his retirement in 2017 on the spiritual health of pastors and their families.
Married to Pippa, they have two grown-up children and three grandchildren. He confesses to being a permanently disappointed supporter of Ipswich Town!
Hello, I’m Ray, I’m married to Jenny and I serve as lead minister in the Grace Community Church, Bedford. We have been part of Grace for over 35 years, where we’ve raised our four grown-up children – who between them are now bringing up six (at the last count) grandchildren. It’s wonderful privilege to be part of the Lord’s family here.