Elder Raymond S. King Jr. is first generation Seventh Day Adventist and has been a member of the Adventist faith for over 33 years. He served as a Local Elder for over twenty years and has also served as First Elder, Deacon, Sabbath School teacher (over 25 years), Sabbath School Superintendent (six years), and AYS Leader. One of Elder King’s spiritual gifts is the gift of teaching. He has conducted numerous Bible and Bible prophesy studies and baptism classes. His students have ranged from middle-school age children to adults. He has an associate degree in Emergency Medicine and worked for his local EMS Service for over eight years where he served the first two years as an EMT, then EMT-IV and the last six plus years as a Paramedic. He was a CPR instructor, an EMT examiner, and also one of two of the first Paramedics in his county to become ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) certified and was recognized and awarded for being involved in saving over ten lives through successful cardiac arrest resuscitations. After leaving EMS he began manufacturing consumable products and has been owner/operator of a manufacturing company which produces over 40 products. He also has been involved in land development and planning, overseeing the development of six sub-divisions totaling over 200 homes.
Elder King is listed as a speaker on the Adventist Meetings speakers list. Click here to view the listing.
He has been married to the former Susan Peay for over 33 years and they have one son, Raymond S. King III. It was his and his wife’s involvement in starting a study group held in their home each Friday night for over 2 ½ years, with teens and young adults, that lead him to start a ministry God called he and his wife to maintain and to serve the Body of Christ.
The ministry is called “Securing Hope Ministry”, it is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit with a mission to help re-establish the value of virginity in the Body of Christ. It was in preparation for an abstinence program that the members of the study group decided to conduct which made Elder King painfully aware of the major issue involving STDs, our youth and singles. This revelation also made him aware of the lack of information on sexual issues in the Church.
His studies in preparation for the abstinence program together with a conviction to help change the way the Church dealt with sex related issues, lead him to continue doing research. He actually learned about subjects and issues he never was taught and certainly did not hear discussed in Church. The revelation regarding the way society, including the Church, looks at sex and the way God intended it to be viewed and understood, being so different, lead Elder King to author his first book entitled, Sex, Satan and the Church…Exposing the Lie! This book establishes the difference between the activity the world calls sex, and the gift God gave to mankind that Elder King calls intimacy. There is a moral difference, and the consequences experienced when one gets involved with the worldly activity are ones adversely affecting generations. The book is candid and comprehensively discusses the issues that have been so painfully silent in the Body of Christ.
He has also authored his second book entitled Down Low or Low Down, The Sexual Weapon of Mass Destruction—What the church should Know. This publication boldly exposes the Down Low culture and how it has adversely affected the Body of Christ and society. It’s an discussion on a real problem in the Church and establishes the responsibility of the Church in regards to this issue. It also offers the reality of escape and avoidance of this hellish bondage and the role the Church has in this issue.
In addition Elder King has completed his “Sola Scriptura” abstinence curriculum. This curriculum is designed to provide a Biblical world view of the value of abstinence and focus on sexuality the way God intended. He believes that the subject of sexuality needs to be taught and discussed in both the home and the Church, not in the public arena or the schools. This curriculum is created for parents, pastors, youth, young adult and singles leaders or anyone wanting to have a means of learning or teaching abstinence from a Biblical perspective.
This curriculum was used as the resource for the very first “Abstinence Education” Pathfinder Honor class taught at the 2009 South Atlantic Conference camp meeting.
In addition to the abstinence curriculum, he has also develop the “Bee Wise” Children’s Critical Life Skills Curriculum, for children ages 4 and up. This curriculum was designed to address the very serious problem of CSM (childhood sexual molestation) and to be used by parents to teach their child how to recognize, avoid, and report CSM. The additional benefits are identified via the link above.
Susan King brings to the ministry valuable skills when it comes to dealing with youth and females. Her personal testimony regarding CSM and rape while young, creates an atmosphere of transparency that’s so important when addressing the sensitive subjects of CSM and sexual abuse experienced by so many females in the Body of Christ.
She conducts a special breakout session while Elder King addresses the adult population of a congregation. Her session “breaks the ice” with the youth and also collects valuable information that empowers the pastor and youth department leaders to better address the sexual issue facing the youth.
The Kings have the God given burden to help re-establish the value of virginity in the Body of Christ and help the Church celebrate the awesome gift of sexuality, instead of being ashamed to even mention or discuss openly sexual issues. They believe that Satan is using sexuality as an effective weapon against the Body of Christ and unless the Church becomes “REAL” and stops running away from issues and reality, it will never be the healing component on earth and the organization of change God has intended and enabled.
In addition to being an author, Elder and sister Susan King conducts their unique 2V seminar throughout the country, which is non-compromising, passionate, life changing and effective. This seminar re-establishes the value of virginity and establishes the biblical principles of human sexuality, while at the same time, exposes the many myths and lies we have come to believe. Because of the involvement of the Holy Spirit, many teens and single adults have made vows of virginity or celibacy after the information from the seminar is received and understood. It is the fact that someone is talking to them with love and genuine concern that enables hearts to be softened and mindsets changed. Knowledge is power and the three plus hours it takes to complete this seminar insures that a lot of power is being offered and received.
The King’s burden is genuine and they are driven to expose the lie about sexuality that’s caused the ruin of so many people of God. Their goal is to develop a nationwide ministry that helps congregations, faith based organization and others make virginity and righteous living a priority, use and appreciate the gift of sexuality as God intends and help facilitate the coming together of ministries that want to reverse the assault of sexual immorality that’s been launched against the Body of Christ.
God has blessed Elder King to be successful in establishing a coalition of pastors and ministry leaders from varied denominations, which together represent over 5,000 members. The coalition is called the “Christian Coalition for Moral Purity and Heterosexual Marriage”. Together these pastors and ministry leaders have committed to indeed make virginity and sexual purity a priority in their congregations and break the cycle of ignorance and avoidance when it comes to sexual issues. The coalition is also working to establish a union of ministries that will boldly speak out loud and proclaim God’s will in regards to marriage and the family.
Elder King was instrumental in exposing the information that motivated these righteous men and women of God to consider the ineffectiveness of the Church in combating sexual promiscuity in all forms and vow to work together to reverse the generational curse of ignorance and disobedience that’s caused untold amounts of suffering and death, both physically and spiritually.
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God also recently blessed Securing Hope Ministry to realize a goal of conducting two conferences on sexual purity and restoration. The first conference was held in Greensboro, NC, November of 2007.
The affair was blessed to have over 600 people from all denominations and ethnic communities attend. Ministries as far west as California and as far south as Florida were involved. Mike Haley from Focus on the Family was one of our main speakers and Mr. AC Green retired pro-basketball player was the keynote speaker. A set of four DVDs were created to capture the spirit and resulting impact the conference had on the attendees and people are anxiously awaiting the next one in 2008.
Elder King, his book and the conference has had local, national and international media coverage. He has been interviewed on TCT, which is shown in over 170 countries and is currently the creator/producer of his own local weekly television show entitled, Sex, Satan and the Church.
Elder King believes that every member of the Body of Christ has a ministry and an obligation to serve the Body of Christ with that ministry. He is very thankful to not only know what his ministry is, but to be able to use it in a manner that has and will continue to effect generations. Although he is committed to be of service to the entire Body of Christ and to those who are yet to become members, his main objective is to see his family in the kingdom. It is an awesome blessing when one’s family is involved together in serving the Body of Christ and one that he can give praises and honor to Jesus Christ for making a reality in the King family.
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