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Rev. David Gray
Rev. David Gray
David F. Gray was born on May 16, 1917 and went home to be with the Lord April 23, 1996. Seldom is there a man whose life affects so many people in so many positive ways as did the life of Brother Gray. he was probably best known as a Bible teacher, but also as a pastor, an elder, an man of great wisdom and a leader of men.
David Gray was born May 6, 1917 in Yokoyama, Japan. In 1932, at the age of 15 years, he received the Holy Ghost and began a long life of work in the Lord's vineyard. On November 22, 1936 Brother Gray was married to Emily Butler and together they began their ministry. In 1939 Brother Gray was ordained in the Pentecostal Church Incorporated. The years that followed found the Gray's founding and pastoring churches in Pasadena, Turlock, San Diego, Oakland and finally, once again, Turlock. Brother Gray was also responsible for the beginning of 11 other churches across southern California and Northern Mexico.
Revival Tabernacle, in San Diego, is a church often mentioned in the same breath with David F. Gray. That is with good cause, as brother Gray pastored there for some 43 years with God's tremendous blessing. From a small beginning in 1945 - just he and his family - to the thriving and vibrant church now located on 1765 Pentecost Way, God's work in San Diego made great strides throughout the years. Revival Tabernacle recognizes in great heritage and God's blessing in the vision of Brother and Sister Gray. That vision "stayed the course" for Revival Tabernacle in overcoming all the obstacles and discouragements over some 50 years.
Throughout his life Brother Gray was a Bible Teacher and preacher at numerous camp meetings, Bible schools and conventions across the Jesus' Name fellowship. His teaching and preaching was always in great demand and held in high regard. The years also found him involved in radio broadcasting, including a stint as speaker for Harvestime. Brother Gray also wrote several studies and pamphlets and a number of books, perhaps the best known being the trilogy, "Questions Pentecostals Ask."
David F. Gray is no longer with us in person upon this earth, but we will hear his voice and feel his spirit and presence with us for long years to come.
David F. Gray was Inducted into the Apostolic Ministerial Hall of Fame in 2003.