I was born in Roe, Arkansas, December 18, 1945. My wife Lee Ann was born February 11, 1945, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. My parents moved to Kalamazoo in 1953. Then in 1955 we moved to Galesburg, Michigan. Lee Ann and I attended Galesburg-Augusta High-school. We graduated together with the class of 1963. She attended College and graduated in 1964 with a nursing degree. I attended Michigan State University and was apart of the 1967 class with a business major. I then applied for a position with Fisher Body Division of General Motors and was hired in 1967 where I worked until 1974. God gave us four beautiful children. Kim was born September 16, 1966. Bob was born September 24, 1967. Karen was born November 28, 1968 and the last but not least was Scott born November 26, 1971. Mrs. Gray and I attended Hyles-Anderson College and graduated with the first four-year class in 1976. We moved to Bourbonnais, Illinois, to pastor the Faith Baptist Church for four years. In 1980 I was called to become the pastor of the Longview Baptist Temple of Longview, Texas. Kim, Bob, Karen, and Scott all graduated from Longview Christian Academy a ministry of Longview Baptist Temple. Bob, Karen, and Scott graduated from TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE. Bob married Kelly Queen on March 13, 1987. Kim married Mark Simmons on August 28, 1987. Karen married Tim Forgy on December 11, 1992 and Scott married Jenny Martin on July 2, 1993. Bob and Kelly have three children: DeAnna, Jordan, and R. G. Kim and Mark have two children Joe and Meagan. Karen and Tim have two children: Nick and Aly while Scott and Jenny have three boys in Scottie, Steven, and Phillip.