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Minister , Philosophy educator

Rickey Joe Ray, American Philosophy educator, minister. Named Outstanding Young Man in American, 1983; recipient Cmty. Svc. award for Parents Anonymous, Department of Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Lebanon, 1992.


Ray, Rickey Joe was born on September 22, 1956 in Conway, South Carolina, United States. Son of Harold Brooks and Jewel Pauline (Sanders) Ray.


Bachelor, Charleston (South Carolina) Southern University, 1978. Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1988.


Adjunct professor philosophy, Jefferson Community College S.W., Shively, Kentucky, 1984;chaplain, Pine Tree Villa Nursing Home, Louisville, 1987-1989; Adjunct Professor philosophy, Indiana U. S.E., New Albany, 1989; Adjunct Professor philosophy, Western Kentucky U., Bowling Green, 1988-1989; Adjunct Professor philosophy, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, 1989-1990; Adjunct Professor philosophy, U. Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1990; Adjunct Professor philosophy, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, 1990-1992, 95-;pastor, Elk Garden-Dennison United Methodist Church, Rosedale, Virginia, 1990-1994;pastor, Weaver Union Church, Bristol, Tennessee, 1994-1996. Commission on Interfaith Dialogue and Inter-religious Concerns, Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, Abingdon, Virginia, 1994-1995.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Group facilitator Parents Anonymous, Lebanon, Virginia, 1991-1992. Member American Association of University Professors, American Philosophical Association, American Academy of Religion, Society for Philosophy of Religion, Søren Kierekgaard Society, American Simone Weil Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art appreciation, music appreciation, literary criticism, film and theatre criticism.


Married Linnéa Linderholm Olson, December 17, 1995.

Harold Brooks Ray

Jewel Pauline (Sanders) Ray

Linnéa Linderholm Olson