Unlike many, Ray did not grow up in church, in fact, he grew up in the streets of Brooklyn, New York, enlisted in the army and was stationed in Lawton, Oklahoma where he met his wife Richelle Darby. He has served in the ministry for over thirty years in several different areas to include senior pastor, evangelist, youth pastor, and associate pastor. He is the Apostle of The Impact Center of Lawton.
The Lord has given Apostle Ray a deep revelation of sonship and he teaches others to know their identity through Christ Jesus. He is also a man with the gift of radical faith and he ministers from that place of expectation for God to move in the lives of His people.
In July of 2016, Ray was ordained and commissioned as an Apostle through Breakthrough Church by Apostle Kathy Holcomb. In September of 2017, Ray was ackowledged as an Apostle through Glory of Zion International/Global Spheres by Apostle Chuck Pierce. In October 2018, he was commissioned as an Apostle through the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network (HAPN) at Church on the Rock by Apostle John Benefiel.
Richelle is from the Kiowa and Comanche Tribes of Oklahoma and is the daughter of LouAnn Tippeconnie Darby and the well-known Evangelist Geri Darby of the Darby Indian Singers, the first Native American Gospel singers on The Hee Haw show and The Grand Ole Opry. They also traveled with A.A. Alan and R.W. Shambach to mention a few. Richelle is a direct descendant of Hunting Horse, the last scout of General Custer. Having grown up in ministry, she has served the Lord for most of her life.
Prophet Richelle teaches others to get off of the rollercoaster of life, being doubleminded, and to get stable and solid in their walk with God. She always encourages others to study the life of Christ because He is the perfect example to follow. She is the Senior Prophet of The Impact Center.
Richelle is also a 2022 two time Native American Music Awards nominee for two original songs that she has written which includes Victory Highway for the Best Christian Song of the Year and No More Trail of Tears for the Best Single of the Year. She was given an honorable mention and served as a presenter at the awards show.
In July of 2016, Richelle was ordained and commissioned as Pastor through Breakthrough Church by Apostle Kathy Holcomb. In September of 2017, she was commissioned as a Prophet through Glory of Zion International/Global Spheres through Apostle Chuck Pierce. In October 2018, Richelle was commissioned as an Apostle through the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network (HAPN) at Church on the Rock by Apostle John Benefiel.
Apostle Ray and Prophet Richelle's Apostolic Alignments are: the late Apostle Jay Swallow, Apostle Joan Swallow, Apostle Chuck Pierce and Apostle Negiel Bigpond.
Ray and Richelle have three children: Joshua Lee Garcia, Elijah Ray and his wife Sheridan Garcia, and Koreena Raychelle and her husband Jesus Velazquez. In addition, they have four granddaughters: Avah Grace, Elle Cori, Dani Ann and Demi Paige and four grandsons: Axel Ray, Benenaiah Jesus, Josiah Jesus and Micaiah Jesus. They also have many spiritual sons and daughters.
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