In October of 2009, Pastors Ray and Michelle Arnold started Uprising Movement in the Greater Cincinnati Area. They have traveled across the nation with a desire to equip, empower, and mobilize people with the message of raising up passionate followers of Jesus and making the name of Jesus known in every city; in their generation.
After years of drug use and alcohol addiction which led to him being in a comma for 3 days from drinking, and a season ending knee injury in college football that ended any chances at playing at the next level, Ray Arnold asked God, “If you are real God fill my emptiness.” July 17, 2000, Ray Arnold gave his life to Jesus because the Lord answered his request and filled those areas of emptiness in his life. Ray preached his first message three days after he gave his life to Jesus. He is now an ordained minister under Heritage Fellowship Inc. under Pastor Cleddie Keith and Vision Ministry Fellowship under Pastors Casey and Wendy Treat.
For 6 years, Ray was a Youth Pastor in Florence, KY where he took the reigns of a group of 7 youth and grew it to one of the largest youth ministries in the Northern KY area. Ray and Michelle were then called to serve at Christian Faith Center under Pastors Casey and Wendy Treat, in Seattle, WA. At Christian Faith Center Ray served as the Young Adult Pastor, Youth campus /teaching pastor, and Church Small Group Pastor for both of their locations.
Ray is a sought after communicator speaking around the nation as well as internationally speaking at churches, conferences, college campuses, leadership seminars, high school and middle schools, and youth and athletic camps. His life experience as well as his thought provoking, relevant, and inspiring teaching style, mixed with passion to demonstrate God through signs and wonders will leave you not only encountering the presence of God but also provide you with practical insights on how to live for God on a daily basis.
Ray and Michelle engage themselves in church consulting focusing on youth ministry, women’s ministry, discipleship training, alter call ministry, and praying for the sick. Michelle is currently working with The Bridge Community Church in Northern KY as the Women’s Ministry Director.
Ray and Michelle reside in Edgewood, KY with their two children, Mia and Maddox and their dog Toby. Ray enjoys golf, reading, hanging with family, and drinking coffee! See Michelle’s bio to find out about the best part of the Arnold Family.