Mike Ray

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Senior Pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church

Mike Ray has served as the pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church in Napa, California, for the last twenty-two years. Prior to that, he was a youth pastor for seven years in Louisiana. Mike and his wife Verna have five children.

Articles by Mike Ray

The Preacher and Prayer

Prayer Must Be a Priority

The Encouragement of Jesus

Discouragement Is One of Satan’s Favorite Tools

The Friendship of Jesus

7 Traits of a Good Friend

The Contentment of Jesus

Contentment Is Necessary for Joy

5 Ways Compassion Makes a Difference

Compassion Ministers from the Heart

Jesus Is the Master Encourager

Finding Encouragement in the Word of God

What to Do When You Are the New Youth Pastor

18 Tips for New Youth Pastors

9 Scheduling Tips for Youth Workers

Making Sure the Important Things Get Done

Why You Need Time Alone with God

The Alone Time of Jesus