Ray Anderson

Position: Executive Pastor & Elder

Pastor Ray Anderson has been married to his wife, married to Diana for almost 44 years. They raised four children:

  • Oldest son, Christopher, his wife Danielle and three daughters, Lillie, Hannah, and Ella live in Kentucky.
  • Son, Kirk, his wife Rebecca, their son, Desmond, and daughter, soon to be born, live in Pennsylvania
  • Our daughter, Mallory, and youngest son, Keaton, live in the Austin area


The Andersons moved to Austin in 1990 from College Station and became members during that first year. Ray joined the pastoral staff in 1995 in Adult Ministry, where he served for five years until becoming the Executive Pastor in 2000. He and Diana served in the Children’s Ministry, led and taught Adult Communities, and Ray and Dr. Cassidy launched the life-stage communities in 1998 including Young Couples, New Parents, Young Families and Parenting Teens.


Ray holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech and a Master of Arts in Adult Education from the University of Texas. He has completed seminary courses through the Institute of Biblical Studies with Campus Crusade for Christ (now “Cru”), where he served on staff for 17 years. He is a trained Mediator and Conflict Coach through Peacemaker Ministry and has written and contributed to various Bible study materials and the book, “Search for Significance.”


Spiritual Gifts: Leadership, Shepherding, Administration

I pray the people of Grace would be overwhelmed by the grace God has shown them and this compels them to love God and show it through their lives.