Pastor Ray and wife Lori

Pastor Ray and his wife Lori

Ray G. Jones, Jr.


Ray was born in Westerly, RI and raised in North Stonington, CT. He became a Christian when he was nine years old. At nineteen, Ray felt the Lord calling him to the ministry. He graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.A. in Bible in 1995. Upon graduating from Calvary Baptist Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2000, he returned home to start this church with his wife and family.

Ray has a passion for preaching God’s Word. He enjoys studying God’s Word and communicating it in a way that is easily applicable to everyday life. He prefers to preach verse-by-verse through the individual books of the Bible, but he does take time to preach through topics that are of particular relevance to the life of the church and culture.

Ray and his wife, Lori, have known each other since the sixth grade. By God’s grace, they have been married for over 20 years. They have been blessed with four children, Kara, Kailey, Krista and Trey.

Ray enjoys playing pickup basketball, coaching youth sports, reading, going on mission trips and spending time with his family.



Michelle Melinosky

Administrative Assistant

Michelle lives in North Stonington, Connecticut with her husband, Robert, four children, Kelsey, Caleb, Connor & Katelyn and their two dogs. Michelle graduated from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, CT and has worked and served at Lighthouse Community Baptist Church for over 10 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, cheering her kids on at their various sporting activities, and cooking.