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Pastor Ray Parascando

 Lead Pastor

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Pastor Ray moved to Staten Island at the age of five, growing up in South Beach. Raised Roman Catholic, he started to earnestly seek God at the age of 18 and accepted Christ as his personal Savior. From there, he knew his life calling was to be a Pastor in Staten Island, so he enrolled at Philadelphia Biblical University (now known as Cairn University) graduating with a degree in Biblical and Pastoral Studies. Next, Ray attended Liberty University receiving his Masters of Divinity Degree.

Ray met his wife Jennifer at Philadelphia Biblical University and they married in May 2002. Jennifer is a local school teacher, they are the proud parents of Joseph John who was born in 2008, and Benjamin Ray born in 2014.

Some of Ray’s hobbies include: reading books on leadership and discipleship, of which Charles Swindoll is his favorite author, and playing sports such as basketball & football. He is also an avid sports fan with his favorite teams being the New York Giants & New York Yankees.