Jimmy is an ordained minister (45 years), deacon, and elder. His mentor is, besides Christ, the Apostle Paul, and his aim is the same as Paul’s:
“I consider my life nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the Good News of God’s grace” (Acts 20:24)
A priority for Jimmy is his work with widows and widowers, the poor, and the needy. He seeks to encourage both the saved and unsaved through God’s Good News to us about Jesus.
Jimmy is married to his wife of 42 years, Dana. Together they have three children: daughter Jillian, and two sons Neil and Colin. His evangelistic work is focused in, and around the Oklahoma City, OK area.
Raymond Fox, husband to Shelly and minister to many the last 45 years, feels his greatest blessing is “witnessing how the gospel of Jesus heals and transforms people from every culture, race, economic level and social class.” They have lived in Salinas, CA working with a bi-lingual congregation of the Church of Christ for the past 35 years, where they raised two sons.
Raymond has studied four languages and conducts evangelistic work and congregational development in London, Berlin, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama. He is also involved in counseling at-risk youth and is currently working on his fourth book and video lectures on a series titled “The Journey of Transformation."
Matt was born and raised in Yuba City, CA where he was surrounded by many who encouraged him to help the congregation in any way possible. When he was in his early 20’s, Matt began studying with Glen Osburn and after about a year, Greg Gay. Both men have had a huge influence on his life and teaching style.
In 1997 Matt started working with the congregation in Placerville,CA where he remained for two years. While there, he married Kristi Gamble of the Church of Christ in Auburn, CA. Shortly thereafter, a small congregation in El Centro, CA asked him to work with them. He spent almost 10 years there and made some life long relationships. During that time Matt and Kristi adopted a beautiful baby girl they named Karli.
Kristi was part of a new work in Auburn when she was young and since that time had always wanted to be part of another new work. After much research, it was decided that Reno Nevada would be a great place to start a new congregation. Matt reached out to three other families who decided to move and start a new congregation in Reno, NV, where he currently resides and works.