"It is seldom that you meet someone who knows their spiritual gift and ministers within it faithfully. As the pastor of Ray Mears, I know he is one such person. He is a gifted communicator and a very effective evangelist. He is one of the greatest soul-winners I have ever known and will be a blessing to any church that uses him in their ministry. He loves the Lord Jesus and believes His Word. He will preach and teach the Bible without compromise. It is amazing how he uses wildlife or God's creation to talk about our Beloved Creator. If God leads you to use Ray in your church, you will be blessed by his ability to minister through the Holy Spirit!"
Dr. Mike Holloway
Senior Pastor /Past President of Louisiana Baptist Convention
Cook Baptist Church
Ruston, LA 71270
"I booked Ray Mears for our annual Wild Game Supper this year. He is an outstanding speaker who is proud to share with you the Greatest Adventure of his life. His photographs are the best I have ever seen of wildlife actually in the wild. I highly recommend Ray Mears for any type of event pertaining to the great outdoors God has created." In Him,
Dwayne L. Monk, Pastor
New Hope Baptist Church, Choudrant La.
"Ray is one of the most gifted people I have met. His heart for sharing the Good News and presentation of the Gospel is both clear and authentic. While bringing a smile to a child's face and encouraging their faith, He boldly challenges the status quo of adults and inspires men to live a life of true adventure in Christ Jesus. I recommend Ray for anyone attempting to help others start or strengthen their relationship with God."
Justin Winstead, Pastor
"...The gift that God has bestowed on you for His ministry is very unique. I will start by saying your "slight of hand" demonstrations were just so amazing to the congregation, especially the children. The illustrations were perfect examples of God's salvation through Jesus. ....Your gift for photography is amazing. The way you correlate God's creation of the animal kingdom with His great love for mankind is revealing. The many photographs you have taken of wildlife and the stories you have to tell of how you filmed them is very inspiring. The photos were an example of how God changes us from ugly to beautiful through His saving grace. ...I want you to know that I am praying for you and your photography ministry. I know the Lord has greatly blessed your life. I hope you will be able to come again to Second Baptist Church and share your photographs and speak the word of God to our congregation."
Mack Stewart, Pastor
Second Baptist Church
We were blessed to have Ray Mears travel all the way from Louisiana to be our guest speaker at the Annual Hunter's Banquet in Enterprise, Oregon in November of 2009. He also spoke at our Sunday morning church service. Both messages were very powerful and hunters, as well as non-hunters, were touched as he incorporated his beautiful outdoor photographs into his testimony and sharing of the Gospel. It was refreshing to work with a servant of the Lord who is so committed to sharing Christ with the world. I found him to be very flexible and easy to work with and am blessed to be able to call him a friend.
I highly recommend Ray Mears as a Christian speaker for your event, or to share a message from the pulpit!
First Baptist Church of Enterprise
Enterprise, Oregon 97828
Thank you for a wonderful presentation here at First Baptist Church Pineville. I found your presentation to be both engaging and awe inspiring as it reminded me of the awesome wonder of our Lord's creation.
Our men and boys enjoyed your photographs and testimony. Thank you for using your love for the outdoors and hobby of photography to advance the kingdom of the Lord Jesus. I hope to have you again in a couple of years after you capture more adventures in film.
Dr. C. Stewart Hollowy, Pastor
First Baptist Church