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Protective services official , writer

Thomas Alva Gray,, American writer, retired protective services official. License minister Church of Nazarene, 2002.

Background

Gray,, Thomas Alva was born on March 2, 1935 in Ridgeway, Missouri, United States. Son of Thomas Alva and Claudia Ladine (Brown) Gray.

Education

Bachelor in Sociology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1961. Master of Divinity magn cum laude, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, 2003.

Career

President Gray Furniture, Inc., Smithville, Missouri, 1961—1965. Special agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1966—1986. Private investigator Clarence M. Kelley & Associates, Kansas City, 1987—1989.

Teaching assistant Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2000—2001. Former pastor Freeman Christian Church, 2002. With United States Army, 1958-1961.

Achievements

  • License minister Church of Nazarene, 2002.

Membership

Volunteer associate chaplain Kingswood Manor Retirement Center, Kansas City. Volunteer tutor Vanderberg Youth Center, City Union Mission. Executive vice president administration board Nazarene Theological Seminary Student Association, 2000—2001.

Secretary World Mission Fellowship council Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2001—2002, treasurer Women in Ministry council, 2002—2003. Founding member, board directors Arts and Humanities Association Johnson County, Overland Park, Kansas. Board directors Friends of Powell Gardens, Inc., Kingswood, Missouri.

Member of Phi Eta Sigma.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, volunteer work, golf.

Connections

Married Barbara Elisabeth Locke (Haug), January 18, 1974. Children: Paul David, Daniel Lawrence, Douglas Eric 1 stepchild Derek Brundage Locke.

father:
Thomas Alva Gray

mother:
Claudia Ladine (Brown) Gray

spouse:
Barbara Elisabeth Locke

children:
Douglas Eric 1 stepchild Derek Brundage Locke Gray,

Daniel Lawrence Gray,

Paul David Gray,