2BC: The Well

Discovering God's Purposes Together

Meet “Bro. Ray”

Dr. Ray England, Ph.D A Little About Me

I am seldom referred to as Dr. England, but I am better known as “Bro. Ray.”  I was born and raised in the small Kentucky town of Campbellsville. I graduated from both Campbellsville University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville where I earned both the master’s degree and a Ph.D. in New Testament Greek.  I have been married to Leslie (Lalosh) for over 30 years.  We have three daughters: Mary Beth (Mrs. Dale Potts), Jennifer (Mrs. Todd Elkins), and Stoya (soon to be Mrs. Dustin Hastings).  Recently Mary Beth and Dale presented us with our first grandchild – Wesley.

In over 30 years of ministry, I have been a staff minister, taught in college and seminary settings, served on the foreign mission field, but mostly have served as pastor of churches in Kentucky.

It is my blessing to be the senior pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Greenville, Kentucky since December 1999.  Second Baptist has been a joy to pastor with wonderful men and women of God working together in ministry to accomplish God’s purposes.  I love the church I pastor and the people both in our church and in the community.

I enjoy competitive sports, having played basketball and run cross-country in high school.  For many years (when I was younger and slimmer) I enjoyed weight lifting.  I am now back in the gym and loving lifting weights on a smaller scale.

It has been a joy sharing my wife Leslie’s passion for the theater.  I have served with her on the Board of Directors of our community theater group MCTI.  In 2007  I had my first stage role, the supporting role of “Teddy” in the local production of Arsenic and Old Lace.  Leslie has directed several MCTI production, recently Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  She works with our Minister of Worship on the annual Easter Pageant.

Other than the Lord, the greatest joys in my life are my wife Leslie and our three daughters and their husbands, and now Wesley.  They are a blessing to me.

God has graced me many times more than I deserve.  God is good — all the time!



  1. So nice to have another great blog to read! Looking forward to visiting often!

    Comment by Misty | September 11, 2007 | Reply

  2. Thanks again for preaching God’s word with such passion. Great things are happeing at 2BC because God’s word is being sown into our congregation!

    God Bless!

    Comment by cjkdennis | September 23, 2007 | Reply

  3. After having known Bro. Ray since our college and seminary days, I can say that he is one of the most astounding men I know. He is personable, he is totally committed to the Lord, he is a biblical scholar, he is an academician, he loves people, and his desire is to reach and disciple others in the greatest way possible.
    I am privileged to have Bro. Ray as my friend. His life and scholarship have been examples for me to follow. I am committed to pray for such a wonderful man of God. May God bless him in every way!

    Comment by Jakie Carmicle | September 29, 2007 | Reply

  4. hello! i luv your site, and I’m glad to meet another Christian blogger! stop by mine @ http://scripture4u.wordpress.com
    Keep in the Faith!!

    Comment by neogotchi | January 22, 2008 | Reply

  5. I added you to my blog roll if that’s okay. Please come visit me too.

    Comment by blessed1 | April 29, 2008 | Reply

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