Pastor Ashley E. Ray, D. Min, has pastored 4 churches since 1996 including planting a church in Avon, Indiana just west of Indianapolis. Called to preach the gospel at age 15 and ordained at age 19 under the ministry of Dr. Adrian Rogers, Ashley believes much has been given to him and, therefore, much is required of him. He sees preaching the Word in the context of the local church as his life-long purpose. He and his wife of over 20 years, Carrie, are blessed with a son, Harrison, and a daughter, Anna Grace.
A native Memphian, Ashley and family came back to Memphis in 2009 to serve at Ridgeway. He holds degrees from Union University, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ashley loves to spend time with his family and extended family as well as hunt and fish.