Ray Umphrey serves as the Director of Missions for the Union Baptist Association in Northern Kentucky. He and his wife, Katrina, have been married for eleven years. In addition to serving alongside her husband, Katrina works for the Kentucky Baptist Foundation in Louisville, KY. A third-generation pastor, Ray entered the ministry at the age of fifteen. He served as senior pastor at two churches in East Tennessee prior to moving to Louisville. Ray is an alumnus of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and University of the Cumberlands and is currently studying at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ray has worked extensively with established churches to cast fresh vision and to overcome barriers to church health and growth. Ray’s experience as both pastor and Director of Missions has given him a heart for church revitalization and a unique perspective on the mission of the church. Additionally, God has specially gifted Ray for the ministry of expository preaching.