I have known Ray Johnson since he was a college student. Ray was one of my top leaders in helping guide and grow a large and dynamic college ministry within a church setting. He was highly committed, faithful, hard-working, energetic, and creative. He also displayed a godly spirit that was manifested in a dynamic personal relationship and what today we call high EQ. Ray is also committed to God's Word and is theologically minded and understands that it is God, through His Spirit and His Word, that changes people. 


Ray has served in many different staff positions--lead pastor, associate pastor, discipleship pastor, and children & student pastor. As a result, Ray has a deep and broad understanding of what it takes to lead a church that is spiritually healthy and effective in growing both qualitatively and quantitatively. Put another way, Ray understands the two essential purposes of the church--to reach the lost and disciple fellow believers. He also possesses practical insight to the many important leadership principles including crafting a compelling vision, developing a ministry strategy, leading change, managing conflict, equipping the saints, leading the staff, managing the budget and many other important fundamentals of leading and guiding a church. 

-Brad Waggoner, Executive Vice President of Church Answers


Pastoring can be one of the most rewarding...and the most heart-breaking calling there is!  There are great joys and great griefs--and sometimes vicious attacks!  Who "pastors" the pastor when he is in need?  With God's help and grace, we want to help be the one. 



Sometimes it helps to have someone come in and share with your leadership, or your entire Body, biblical truths that you have been wanting them to "get."  Click below to learn more about seminars that can be taught in a Sunday, weekend, or special event setting.  



 In our services, we offer personal coaching for you as a pastor and church consultation for the Body and its ministry (everything from a simple, introductory "revitalization bundle" to a full consultation).  Click below to learn more about our services. 


THE EZEKIEL GROUP was born out of a desire to help churches and pastors "live again."  It is estimated that 65-90% of churches are in need of some kind of revitalization and that 7,000-8,000 churches close their doors every year!  That number is staggering!  In addition, 1,500-1,700 pastors leave their church every month (most forced out)!  Many never return...

Ray Johnson, the founder of The Ezekiel Group, has over 35 years of full time ministry experience and has a heart for the local church.  He is a certified consultant, having completed his certification through the Church Consultation University led by Dr. Thom Rainer (current CEO of Church Answers and former CEO of LifeWay). 


He, along with those who work with him, wants to help pastors and leaders find "life" again!


142 Benellli Dr., Bardstown, KY 40004



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