Kenny & Amy Gray
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
Kenny and Amy Gray serve in southern Oregon, an area with both rural and suburban communities in Douglas, Josephine, Jackson, and Klamath counties. There are many farms, ranches, logging, and tourist communities in this area. The diverse landscape hosts forest, hills, mountains, lakes, streams, and farmland, creating a beautiful place to experience and enjoy God’s creation.
Southern Oregon mainly consists of a white population, with less than ten percent consisting of a combination of African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American households. In Douglas, Josephine, and Jackson counties, roughly eighteen percent of residents live in poverty. Medford, Oregon contains the largest population of retirees in southern Oregon.
Klamath County is more rural in nature, with much of the economy dependent on hay and alfalfa farming and cattle and sheep ranching. Roughly nineteen percent of residents live in poverty, and the county hosts the largest percentage of indigenous tribes in southern Oregon.
While poverty creates many needs for communities in this area, there are also discipleship needs in the rural communities where there are very few churches.
After seeing the need in their community, the Grays began building relationships with those around them to create chances to share the gospel. The goal of their ministries is to work in conjunction with local churches in order to assist with evangelistic outreach to the unchurched and create discipleship-based programs to reach communities across southern Oregon.
Kenny serves as camp program director at Fir Point Bible Conference. “It is our desire to work together to evangelize, disciple, and congregate children and families through the ministries of Fir Point,” Kenny writes. “We want to develop and implement effective gospel-centered ministries where young people and families can be reached, nurtured, and equipped to become faithful followers of Jesus.”
The Grays have served as InFaith field staff since January 2017.
Kenny came to know the Lord in October 1995 at a homeless shelter in Flint, Michigan. More than twenty years later, he is married to his lovely wife, Amy, of nine years. They both share the love of each other and their three young children.
Kenny has been involved in ministry to children and youth for almost twenty years, and is a graduate of Multnomah University, where he majored in Bible/Theology and Educational Ministry (Family Ministry Concentration).