"Ray Hollenbach has been a significant voice in my spiritual life. Over the years his books, messages, and friendship have been a consistent and challenging inspiration for me as a disciple of Jesus." ~ John Mark McMillan, songwriter, singer, and church leader.
“Ray Hollenbach has shown himself to be a perceptive coach of the church and its struggles to engage with our times. As churches navigate leadership and discipleship, Ray is keenly astute to the issues we all must navigate. Biblically grounded, culturally savy and born of a love for Jesus, I highly recommend his work to all churches seeking direction for the challenges that lie ahead.” ~ David Fitch, author and Betty R. Linder Chair of Evangelical Theology, Northern Seminary
Ray Hollenbach is a husband, a father, a writer, a (former) pastor, a businessman, and a student of Jesus. Ray has written about faith and culture for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, ChurchLeaders.com, SermonCentral.com, Relevant Magazine, My Faith Radio, and Collide Magazine. He currently lives among the irenic hills of central Kentucky, which are filled with faith and culture.
Ray helps people and organizations navigate change. After 15 years as a pastor he now helps church leaders focus upon spiritual formation and creating church-wide cultures of discipleship.
Ray has a Master's degree in theology from Campbellsville University, and a degree in communications from Illinois State University. He works as an adjunct instructor at Campbellsville University. He is the author of Deeper Grace, a book designed to widen our understanding of grace from "salvation" to transformation, and The Impossible Mentor, a book on the foundations of discipleship. His other work includes smaller devotionals for various seasons, 50 Forgotten Days and 25 Days of Christmas and A Month of Thanksgiving. He also has a small collection of very short stories addressing spiritual themes, The Man with All the Answers (and other spiritual stories).