Lincoln Christian University

President Keith H. Ray



Picture of President Keith Ray Dr. Keith H. Ray became the president of Lincoln Christian University on July 1, 1998, only the sixth in Lincolnís sixty-three-year history.

Prior to his assuming Lincolnís presidency in 1998, Dr. Ray served eight years at Dallas Christian College in various roles, first as professor and finally as their president. Dr. Rayís educational background includes a B.A. in Church Growth and World Mission from LCC in 1980, a M.Div. in Theology and Philosophy from LCS in 1985, and a D. Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1991. His church leadership background includes preaching ministries in Raymond, Lake Fork, and Toluca, Illinois. He has traveled widely in this country, as well as serving overseas in Haiti and China.

Dr. Ray is not only a president, but also a pastor and preacher. He is at heart a preacher/theologian who loves to dig deep into Godís Word and share what he has learned through the ministry of preaching and teaching. He is also a pastor who loves the church and desires to serve Godís people through the ministry of mentoring. And he is a president whose leadership God has blessed because he seeks first to honor God.

During Dr. Rayís first ten years as president, God blessed Lincoln with unprecedented growth in many areas. Student enrollment increased by 40% from 918 to 1,290 students; the faculty grew from 40 to 60; and new programs were added in Bible, worship, adult learning, and Christian education, as well as an honors program and a Doctor of Ministry. In addition, the campus saw remarkable expansion with more than $15 million spent on facilities, while the schoolís endowment nearly doubled from $2.5 million to $4.9 million.

Dr. Ray is a native of Lincoln, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ray of Lincoln, Illinois. He is married to Jeaneen, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Strauss. They have three daughtersó Mrs. Ashleigh (Jason) Mauhar, Mrs. Allyson (Kent) Leesman, and Abigale, and two granddaughters.

You can contact Dr. Ray at:

Phone: 217-732-3168 xt 2230
EMail: Dr. Keith Ray (click here)
U.S. Mail:
President Keith H. Ray
Lincoln Christian University
100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln, IL. 62656

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