Rev. Dr. Walter Arthur McCray is a “Gospelizer” — a holistic “Good News messenger” of the resurrected Lord, Jesus Christ (cf. Luke 4:18). He sees himself shining as “a Black Light of Christ.”
Rev. Dr. Walter McCray
Engagements - Ministry - Mission
Minister and Mission
A native Chicagoan, Rev. Dr. McCray is a seasoned minister of the Gospel who has pursued his vocation for over four decades. Since receiving his call in 1969, the Lord has used him to elevate the saints, to heal and serve the poor and oppressed, and to return the lost to Christ’s salvation.
Consequently, his mission is to glorify God in the Name of Christ by being Black and of Christ. To that end, preaching the Gospel to the poor, strengthening bonds within the Church community, and teaching the Bible from an Afrocentric viewpoint are his specific areas of emphasis.
During his life, the Holy Spirit has manifested several spiritual gifts that are evident in Rev. Dr. McCray. Subsequently, he has been graced with the charisma of prophecy (Romans 12:6), the service of an apostle (Ephesians 4:11), and the workings of the word of wisdom and the word of knowledge (1 Corinthians 12:8).
Likewise, the 40+ year ministry of Rev. Dr. McCray reveals his multi-gifted witness to Christ. He has a broad range of experience as a preacher,
pastor, Biblical teacher, national speaker/lecturer, author, editor, publisher, servant-leader, executive administrator, mission supporter, entrepreneur, and consultant in marital and group reconciliation, and in organizational development. As a result, venues for his services have not only included local churches, Christian organizations, denominational associations and gatherings, community groups and organizations, and social service agencies, but also, senior citizens in public housing, the marketplace, and the media. Rev. Dr. McCray has also been called to the international stage in Africa and England.
The words of Isaiah 50:4-5 often quicken him in ministry: “4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to Him that is weary: He wakeneth morning by morning, He wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned. 5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.”