Sr. Pastor Rev. Ray Ricketts

 Pastor Ray and First Lady Arnett

Pastor Ray Ricketts and his family came to Pennsylvania seeking a slow paced and quiet life for themselves and their children. They attended several churches until they found Calvary Temple, which they decided to make their home.

Pastor Ray is a graduate of Grambling State University, where he obtained a BA in Political Science. He then attended New York Seminary where he earned a Masters degree in Divinity. His hobby is a great hunger to know God more; he feeds this by reading and studying the Word of God as well as great biblical scholars of the past and present.

He has been in ministry for over twenty-one years and is currently the Senior Pastor at Calvary Temple of Allentown. Pastor Ray truly believes in co-laboring within the body of Christ; in doing so this has afforded him the privilege of working on the boards of One Voice Pastors Network and Share the Power. Both ministries actively pursue unity in the body of Christ so that the kingdom of God may advance in the Lehigh Valley.  

He now feels the call upon his life to make disciple makers who thirst to make disciples. He envisions an army of disciple makers raised up to disciple communities and nations until the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Pastor Ray and his wife Arnett have three children and three grandchildren. Their oldest daughter a graduate of Morgan State University lives in Virginia with her family. Their middle child, a daughter, is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University. Their youngest and only son has a passion for finance and is actively working on fulfilling this goal.

First Lady Arnett is a graduate of BMCC; she is an avid reader and great supporter of her husband. She retired after more than 40 years in the workforce but found that retirement was not for her. She has four sisters and one brother.