SENIOR PASTOR of Longview Baptist Temple

Pastor Bob Gray II was called to be the pastor of the Longview Baptist Temple on December 17, 2008. Pastor Gray II became the sixth pastor when he succeeded his father, Dr. Bob Gray Sr., who pastored the church for twenty-nine years. Pastor 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, Pastor 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 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 three grandchildren.


Josh Doyle is the Bus Director of Longview Baptist Temple, a ministry provided for our East Texas community. For detailed information about our bus ministry click here.


Jordan Gray is an Assistant Pastor of the Longview Baptist Temple. He serves in our teen Sunday school department and leads teen soul-winning efforts. He also assists in the church media department and is the high school basketball coach at Longview Christian Academy.


Dr. John Smith is an assistant pastor of the Longview Baptist Temple. He oversees and directs the Temple Choir each Sunday and is an administrative assistant to Pastor Bob Gray II. He also teaches Level 1 in the New Believer’s Discipleship Class.


John Robinson is an assistant pastor of the Longview Baptist Temple. He operates the church’s media department, and is the director of Temple Publications. Brother Robinson assists in the youth music program and leads the congregational singing. He teaches Level 2 in the New Believer’s Discipleship Class.


Dr. Charles Zinn is an administrative pastor who works in the financial office and co-ordinates with contractors during on-site construction projects.