The Story Behind the Music
RAY SANCHEZ BIO
Raymond Sanchez has served as the Pastor of Music and Children's Discipleship at First Baptist Church Weslaco since June 23, 2013. Raymond has a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Baylor University and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Logsdon Seminary via South Texas School of Christian Studies, McAllen. For Ray, leading worship is a joy that combines his passion for Jesus and creating beautiful music. He is "living the dream" as a disciple who gets to worship with the body of Christ each and every week!
Raymond and his beautiful wife Ana, have four children: Antonio, Sophia, and Anabella and Alaina. Having grown up in church with his father serving as a bi-vocational music minister, Raymond has been involved in music ministry since he was 5 years old. The experiences that God continues to provide through family, friends, study, and fellowship constantly shape his views on worship. Mr. Sanchez believes that worshiping in community with Jesus followers from all walks of life is vital to the transformation of God’s people into the bride of Christ.
Previously, Pastor Ray worked as a band director at Lake Air Middle School (Waco, TX), Tuloso-Midway High School, and Baker Middle School while serving as a bi-vocational Music Minister at Stonegate Community Church in Waco, TX and Segunda Iglesia Bautista in Corpus Christi, TX.
Some fun facts about Ray:
Raymond was the drum major of the Baylor University Golden Wave Band.
Pastor Ray loves the Dallas Cowboys, the San Antonio Spurs and Baylor University!
Pastor Ray enjoys writing music, playing jazz, volunteering at local band halls and teaching private lessons when his schedule permits.
Raymond was an exchange student to Japan in high school, and has traveled to Taiwan, and to both coasts of the United States due in large part to his involvement in different performing groups.