Apostle John Gray

First Vice Presider

Apostle John N. Gray is the visionary for Bethel Restoration Center Ministries, a multi-faceted and progressive ministry located in the beautiful city of Williamsburg, VA. Serving as founder and senior pastor since its inception in 1981. The consistent obedience of Apostle Gray has taken Bethel Restoration Center Ministries from glory to glory!

A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Apostle Gray accepted the Lord at the age of twenty-one while attending a church service at the Bible Way Church of Richmond. His faithfulness to God and leadership afforded him to serve in numerous capacities in Christendom during his 35 years of ministry.

In July of 2001, (then) District Elder John N. Gray was elevated to the bishopric and was appointed to the Executive Board of Bishops of the Bible Way Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc. in July of 2006. His educational pursuits include earning both a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Religion from Richmond Virginia Seminary and is now pursuing his Master of Divinity at Virginia Union University.

Apostle Gray is locally and nationally recognized as a dynamic man of vision, leadership, and integrity. A much sought after speaker, he is known for his profound gift of homiletic and exegetical delivery of preaching and teaching God’s Word. His ministry challenges listeners through theological, spiritual and pastoral insight to work their vision and walk in their God given assignment.

In addition to his pastoral assignment, Apostle Gray serves as a spiritual father and a spiritual covering to men and women of God who God qualifies as spiritual sons and daughters. Grounded by grace and established in faith, he stands humbly, yet stately as one of today’s Giants in the Kingdom. He is a beloved pastor, successful entrepreneur, local philanthropist, prolific preacher, and dynamic teacher to many. Most of all, he is the devoted husband to his childhood sweetheart, Lady LaVerne Gray and a blessed father to five children. Many who have experienced the ministry of Apostle John N. Gray have this testimony -“he is truly a leader of leaders.”