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Hi I'm Ray

I grew up in the South Bronx, I'm the lead singer of the band 4pm, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of 5 boys in The Bronx of New York City. Growing up in The Bronx was great! We were all heavily in to sports, however, I developed a love for music which led to the formation of my Band 4pm in my early to mid 20's. We released our first single in 1995 which landed on Billboards Hot 100 and peaked at #8 on the Charts. I am a Father of Ten wonderful children ranging from 5-30 years of age. I sell building materials for a living. I love what I do and I adore my family. Life truly is good.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints a little over 20 years ago. I can remember clearly the wonderful feelings that came over me as the Plan Of Salvation was shared with me. Although, much of the information was new, it had a familiar ring to it and truly pierced my soul with gladness and understanding. I would later learn that it was the Holy Ghost testifying of the truth of these teachings. I have had many experiences just like those earlier ones throughout the years and have a firm testimony of Jesus Christ, the restoration of His Church in these, the Latter Days, and of his great sacrifice for us, so that we can recieve all that we need to return to our Heavenly Home. There really is a PLAN! For me, it has not been the easiest of rides and I even went through a period of inactivity. I am grateful to have found my way back and gained a strong testimony of the repentance process. Although it was not easy it most definitely has been worth it, every step of the way. I know that God lives and loves each and every one of us. I know that through His Only Begotten Son, He provided a way for us to return to live with him. I know that through worthy men who He called as Prophets, He restored the Priesthood and all the Saving Ordinances of The Gospel including Baptism for the remission of sins. I pray that those of you who are searching will find the truth as you put your full trust in him who is Mighty To Save. Even, Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

My wife and I are very busy with our lives, however, we make it a point to roll out of bed and on to our knees to pray for the guidance that only Our Heavenly Father can provide, each day. Through prayer we have been able to be in better tune with the Spirit of The Lord which guides, directs, warns, and protects us. We have witnessed the great blessings that have come to our family and more specifically, The Lords hand in our lives. This has helped our Faith to increase daily. My wife serves as one of the family history consultants in our ward and I am the executive Secretary to the President of the Scotch Plains, NJ Stake where he presides over 4000+ members of the church. What a wonderful blessing it has been for us to be able to serve the Lord. To be in a position to share the gospel and enlighten others about the Savior's Teachings is the absolute greatest Joy there is.