Larry Ray became an elder at Laurel in 2014. He was raised in northern Indiana and moved to central Florida with his family when he was 14. He met and married is wife Jennifer there in 1983. He served as a deacon and then elder for 8 years at the Mt. Dora Church of Christ. Larry and Jennifer have three daughters: Martha, Megan, and Kiersten. They served as a foster family while in Florida and helped many foster children through difficult times in their lives.
Larry and Jennifer have been members at Laurel since 2007 when they moved to Knoxville in 2007.