Ps Ray McCauley is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Rhema Bible Church North, as well as the President of Rhema Family Churches and the I.F.C.C. He is also Co-Chairman of the National Religious Leaders Council (NRLC) of SA. He lead his first church service at the home of his parents, Jimmy and Doreen, attended by 13 people; today the church has a 45 000 strong congregation. After his parents’ living room grew too small for the services, the church occupied many buildings from a cinema complex to a warehouse. In the mid-80s he led the church in the acquisition of a large portion of land in Randpark Ridge upon which the current buildings stand.
Ever a church statesman, he and other religious leaders facilitated peace initiatives that led to SA’s peaceful transition. Pastor Ray is a regulator contributor to the Star Newspaper and uses this platform to commentate on current affairs in the country. He was key in the formation of the National Religious Leaders Council - a body of Leaders drawn from different faiths represented in SA, to engage the government and society on issues of national concern.