Ray and his wife, Carolyn, have been members of the Eastridge congregation since 2002. Ray first began serving as a shepherd for the Lord’s body in 1985 when the Hughes’ made their home in Abilene, Texas. Ray’s service to Eastridge in the capacity of an elder began in 2005.
Ray and Carolyn have a special respect and appreciation for younger couples who are just starting their families. Along with the Singletons, they have served as mentors for young couples in the “New Beginnings” class for several years. The Hughes’ love to encourage and coach other small group leaders. Ray’s personal shepherding responsibilities include worship planning, supporting the worship assembly team and the welcoming team.
The Hughes have three grown sons and seven grandkids.