Dr. Charles A. Ray, Jr.
Dr. Charles A. Ray, Jr.Associate Dean of Research Doctoral Programs
Professor of New Testament and Greek

Office: Dodd 207
Office Phone: 504-816-8010
Fax: 504-816-8039
Home Phone: 504-394-8117
E-Mail: cray@nobts.edu


  • M.A.E.T., University of New Orleans, 1998
  • Ph.D., NOBTS, 2003 (converted from1983 Th.D.)
  • M.Div., NOBTS, 1977
  • M.Ed., Mississippi College, 1974
  • B.A., Mississippi College, 1973

Teaching Experience

  • Professor of New Testament and Greek, NOBTS, 1997-present
  • Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek, NOBTS, 1991-1997
  • Assistant Professor of New Testament, Korea Baptist Theological Seminary, 1986-91
  • IMB, ISC Volunteer, led group of students to Southeast Asia, 2000 (3 weeks)
  • IMB, ISC Volunteer, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1993 (2 weeks)
  • Visiting Professor, Mississippi College, Spring 1988

Teaching Specializations

  • The Gospel of John
  • Hebrews
  • Literary Criticism

Ministry Experience

  • Mulberry Baptist Church, Houma, LA, interim pastor, 2005-06
  • First Baptist Church, Purvis, MS, interim pastor, 2003
  • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Pine Grove, LA, interim pastor, 2000-01
  • Schriever Baptist Mission, Schriever, LA, interim pastor, 1996-97
  • Airline Baptist Church, Metaire, LA. interim pastor
  • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Pine Grove, LA, interim pastor, 1991-92
  • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Pine Grove, LA, pastor, 1977-83
  • William Blvd. Baptist Church, Kenner, LA, youth minister, 1974-77



  • "Is a Brother Always a Brother?: An Examination of the First Century Use of Adelphos," with Roland McMillan and John Morris, Evangelical Theological Society (Atlanta, GA) November 20, 2003.
  • "Psalm 95: Literary Context and Application to Hebrews 3," Evangelical Theological Society (Colorado Springs, CO), November 15, 2001.
  • "Candidates for Signhood: Identifying Signs in the Fourth Gospel," Evangelical Theological Society (Nashville, TN), November 16, 2000.
  • "A Literary Analysis of the Use of Signs in the Gospel of John," Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (Irving, TX), March 4, 2000.
  • "A Literary Analysis of Psalm 95," Evangelical Theological Society, Southeast Regional Meeting (New Orleans, LA), Spring 1999.

Articles in The Theological Educator (Journal of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)

  • "The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)," Fall 1997
  • "Ephesians Chapter 2," Fall 1996
  • "The Identity of the 'Israel of God,'" Fall 1994
  • "The Beatitudes: Challenging Worldviews," Fall 1992

Articles in The Biblical Illustrator (Publication of the Baptist Sunday School Board)

  • "The Law of Freedom," Winter 2001
  • "Antichrist in 1 John," Winter 1999
  • "Christ and the World," Summer 1998
  • "Jesus as High Priest," Summer 1997
  • "The Meaning of Holiness," Spring 1996
  • "A Description of Gethsemane," Spring 1995
  • "Paradise," Winter 1994
  • "Adoption," Fall 1992

Articles in Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)

  • Letter to the Hebrews

Articles in Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible

  • "Secundus"
  • "Trophimus"

Books Reviewed

  • In The Theological Educator
  • -- Ephesians: Power and Magic: The Concept of Power in Ephesians in Light of Its Historical Setting. Clinton E. Arnold (Baker House: Grand Rapids, 1989, 1992).
  • -- The Gospel According To John. D.A. Carson (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1991).
  • -- Gospel and Spirit: Issues in New Testament Hermeneutics. Gordon Fee (Hendrickson Publishers, 1991).
  • -- Hebrews. New International Biblical Commentary. Donald A. Hagner (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 1983, 1990).
  • -- Interpreting the Gospel of John. Gary M. Burge (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1992).
  • -- Josephus and the New Testament. Steve Mason (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1992).
  • -- Literary Forms In The New Testament: A Handbook. James L. Bailey and Lyle D. Vander Broek (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992).
  • -- Noncanonical Writings And New Testament Interpretation. Evans, Craig A. (Hendrickson Publishers, 1992).
  • -- Using New Testament Greek in Ministry: A Practical Guide for Students and Pastors. David Alan Black (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1993).
  • -- What are they saying about John? Gerard S. Sloyan (New York: Paulist Press, 1991).
  • In the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
  • -- The Letter of James. Douglas J. Moo. PNTC (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000) in Vol. 45, No. 3 (Septmeber 2002).

Articles in Bogeumkwa Shilcheon (Journal of the Korea Baptist Seminary)

  • "An Exegesis of Hebrews 5: 11-6:8" Vol. XII. Taejon, Korea: Korea Baptist Theological Seminary, 1989.
  • "The New Testament Evidence for Baptist Congregation Church Polity," Vol. X. Taejon, Korea: Korea Baptist Theological Seminary, 1987.

Guest Editorials in The Korea Times: "Thoughts of the Times"

  • "Korean Cabbies," August 9, 1990.
  • "No Pain, No Gain," April 11, 1990.
  • "The Cut of a Saw," February 7, 1990.
  • "Anti-Americanism," November 7, 1989.

Other Works

  • "Puwhaleh Chekim," a sermon in Chunimeh Pijanuro, vol. 1 (Taejon, South Korea: Saenuri Baptist Church, 2000).
  • "James: A Study Guide" (Nashville: The Seminary Extension Department of the Southern Baptist Seminaries, 2000).
  • That Star: A Christmas Cantata. Story line and dialogue (Korean) Seoul, Korea: Jordan Press, Christmas 1991.
  • "I Became a Minority," The Baptist Program, December 1990.
  • Christmas in North Korea: A Christmas Cantata. Story line and dialogue (Korean) Seoul, Korea: Jordan Press, October 1990.
  • "The Hermeneutics of Liberation Theology" (Korean) Korea Baptist Theological College/Seminary Press, vol. 90, November 25, 1988.


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