Bob Gray, Sr

Biography

Dr. Bob Gray Sr. pastored for 33 years and has been an ordained Baptist preacher for 40 years. He pastored the Longview Baptist Temple for 29 years. He became their pastor in 1980. Since then the church’s attendance grew from a low of 159 to averaging 2,041 in 2008. Dr. Gray retired March 1, 2009 and LBT called his son Dr. Bob Gray II to be their pastor. The last year Dr. Gray pastored LBT they baptized 4,466 converts. In his 29 years of pastorate at LBT they had 1,116,887 people who trusted Christ for payment of their sins. 253,042 walked the aisles professing faith in Christ and 164,457 of those followed the Lord in baptism. LBT was the number two church in America in professions of faith and baptisms. $ 9, 328,835.69 was given to missions and $ 335, 584.81 to help the less fortunate in those 29 years. Dr. Gray had 506 trust Christ through his personal soul winning with 153 of those following the Lord in baptism in 2009.

In his 29 years in Texas he has preached in every state in the union except for North Dakota plus 17 foreign countries. He has personally led 14, 957 to Christ and had 4,399 of those follow the Lord in Baptism in those 29 years.

Under Dr. Gray’s leadership the ministries of LBT developed to include the following:

TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE- a four-year Christian college
LONGVIEW BAPTIST ACADEMY- A Christian school for bus kids
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST WORLD MISSIONS- A local church mission board
NATIONAL TEEN CONVENTION- A nation wide conference for teens
NATIONAL SOUL WINNING CLINIC- 29 years of training pastors & workers
THE BAPTIST MAGAZINE- 11 years of publishing

During Dr. Gray’s ministry at LBT the bus ministry expanded by purchasing a 15,000 square foot building on Cotton street for maintenance of the buses. The church grew to owning 42 buses and operating 30 Sunday school bus routes. He led the church in four major building projects plus the purchasing of numerous properties. The church’s property value grew to over 17 million dollars.

Dr. Gray attended the Galesburg-Augusta grade school and high school system of Galesburg, Michigan, and graduated in 1963. He was an All-Conference football player and second team All-State tackle. He attended Michigan State University 1963-67 and was employed in 1967 by Fisher Body Division of General Motors for seven years in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He attended Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1976. He was employed by Hyles-Anderson College while working on his Masters Degree. Dr. Gray has received doctorates from Hyles-Anderson College, Tri-State College, and Texas Baptist College. He has authored 10 books as of this writing.

Dr. and Mrs. Lee Ann Gray have been married for 45 years and have four children with ten grandchildren. Both of their sons are in the ministry. Dr. Bob Gray II was installed as pastor of LBT on March 1, 2009. Dr. Scott Gray is a faculty member at Hyles-Anderson College. The two daughters, Kim and Karen, are active in the ministry and personal soul winners. Kim is married to Mark Simmons, a deacon and Sunday school teacher at LBT. Karen is married to Tim Forgy, a Texas Baptist College graduate, and is employed as Youth Pastor for LBT.

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Where to buy in print


Books

Just A Thought VIII
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 44,310. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This series of books are written to provide a daily thought from Scripture in order to reinforce applying Scriptural principles for daily tasks. Each chapter is a book in itself.
Just a Thought VII
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 44,270. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This series of books are written to provide a daily thought from Scripture in order to reinforce applying Scriptural principles for daily tasks. Each chapter is a book in itself.
Just A Thought VI
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 47,810. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This series of books are written to provide a daily thought from Scripture in order to reinforce applying Scriptural principles for daily tasks. Each chapter is a book in itself.
Just A Thought V
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 52,380. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This series of books are written to provide a daily thought from Scripture in order to reinforce applying Scriptural principles for daily tasks. Each chapter is a book in itself.
Let's Talk About Jesus
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 129,600. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Jesus is not the child of eternity, but the Father of it. Eternity did not bring him forth from its mighty bowels, but he brought forth eternity. This book will impart a view of the eternal one through the eyes of a temporal one.
When Principle Was King
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Price: $12.50 USD. Words: 101,150. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This is a book of the principles of the life of Dr. Jack Hyles one of the fathers of the big church in America. There are 33 chapters divided into 3 parts: Personal Principles Ministry Principle Movement Principles
The Pastor's Manual
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 81,460. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
The Pastor's Manuel is compilation of over 33 years experience as a pastor in organization and maintaining stability in a local church. The practicalities of this manuel are extremely valuable material to a pastor of a local church.
Just A Thought III
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 54,900. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This series of books are written to provide a daily thought from Scripture in order to reinforce applying Scriptural principles for daily tasks. Each chapter is a book in itself.
Just A Thought II
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 59,530. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This series of books are written to provide a daily thought from Scripture in order to reinforce applying Scriptural principles for daily tasks. Each chapter is a book in itself.
Just A Thought!
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 68,360. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This series of books are written to provide a daily thought from Scripture in order to reinforce applying Scriptural principles for daily tasks. Each chapter is a book in itself.
The Holy Spirit
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 20,490. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Dr. Gray takes a misunderstood position held by many Charismatics and Evangelicals on the person of the Holy Spirit and opens up the Scripture to shed Biblical light on the work and person of the Holy Spirit.
Soul Winning and...
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 16,520. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Dr. Gray has been an aggressive soulwinner for 38 years. He conducted 29 National Soul Winning Clinics with thousands attending. This book will help answer critics of personal soul winning.
Soul Winning Made Simple
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 13,890. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Dr. Gray transformed Longview Baptist Temple’s Visitation program into a church-wide Soul Winning night. The church grew from 13 on visitation to hundreds going soul winning each week. This book will take the fear out of soul winning.
Bitterness
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 47,200. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Dr. Gray Sr. explores not only the particulars of emotional bitterness but spiritual bitterness. He provides practical Biblical helps to avoid this destructive force in a person’s life.
The Doctrines of Salvation
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 41,470. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious philosophy
This book is one of those special books that can be utilized in the Bible College classroom and in a New Converts Sunday School Class on Sundays.
Suffering?
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 48,450. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Dr. Gray Sr. has not only lived with suffering personally with the ill health of his wife, but he has pastored hundreds and hundreds of God’s people who have gone through the valley of suffering. Here are some Scriptural principles to help.
Dealing with Personal Conflicts
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 28,930. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Dr. Gray has been in the ministry for 38 years. 33 of those years he spent pastoring. Thousands sought his counsel and this is a compilation of some of those truths he shared.
Suffering Fruitfully
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 47,240. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion and self-improvement
God’s people are going to suffer. That is a part of life! We either suffer fruitfully or fruitlessly. This book is written to provide some practical helps in Suffering Fruitfully.
Parenting Skills
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 53,600. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting
Dr. Gray waited until his children were grown before penning this book. Dr. and Mrs. Gray have four children and ten grandchildren. All are faithfully serving the Lord.