Pastor Ray McCormick grew up in Durham, NC. He trusted Christ and answered the call to preach while attending Pensacola Christian College. He met his wife Robin while in college, and God placed a burden on their hearts for Arizona shortly after they were married.
Ray served for 4 years as a youth pastor at Sun and Shield Baptist Church in Marana, AZ, and then he and his family traveled in evangelism for 5 years. He served as senior pastor in NC for 5 years. The McCormick family moved back to Arizona in 2014 to plant the NewLife Baptist Church in Casa Grande.
God has blessed Ray and Robin with 5 precious children: Rylan, Reagan, Rhen, Reece and Ruston, and they would love to meet you.
Administrative Pastor/Worship Leader
Tim and Karla graduated from Bible college in 2002. Tim graduated with a bachelors in Pastoral Theology and Karla with a bachelors in English and Music. They were married soon after graduating and began serving in Karla’s dad’s church in Silver Springs, FL. After a year and a few months, the Lord began working in their hearts to move them to Durham, NC where they would serve as teachers and worship leaders at Liberty Baptist Church for 14 years. Within those 14 years, God blessed Tim and Karla with 4 beautiful children: Titus, Kaelyn, Kourtney, and Thad.
Again God began to work in the Curington family’s hearts and moved them to Casa Grande in July of 2017. In addition to his work in the church, Tim enjoys teaching 4th grade at Grande Innovation Academy, coaching soccer in the community sports leagues, and selling life insurance on the side. Karla is a stay-at-home-mom, homeschooling their 4 children and teaching private piano to local and Skype students.
The Curingtons are Buckeye fans and love coffee and all things Disney.