Dr. Bob Gray II was called to be the pastor of the Longview Baptist Temple on December 17, 2008. Dr. Gray II became the sixth pastor when he succeeded his father, Dr. Bob Gray Sr., who pastored the church for twenty-nine years. Dr. Gray II and his father made the final transition with an installment service on Sunday night, March 1, 2009.
Before becoming the pastor of the Longview Baptist Temple, Dr. Gray II served as the youth pastor. Under his leadership, the LBT teenagers have been used by the Lord to see over 260,000 people won to Christ, with over 30,000 of those following the Lord in baptism. He also established a National Teen Convention which is held annually in June.
Pastor Gray II attended Texas Baptist College of Longview, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Christian Ministries and a Master of Theology Degree. Pastor Gray II also received honorary doctorates from both Texas Baptist College and Faith Baptist College in Athens, Alabama.
Pastor Gray and his wife, Kelly, were married in March of 1987. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.