Raymond serves Hopewell Presbyterian Church in many capacities. As the Minister of Music, Raymond works closely with Allan and the Worship Committee to oversee Worship planning, serves as the Organist, and also directs the handbell and vocal choirs. Since September, 2012, he also is the coordinator for JOY (Just Older Youth), a monthly ministry especially for those Hopewell members who are 55 or older. Raymond can be seen helping with Vacation Bible School and Church Camp and, as he jokes, will always be around for the Hopewell mealtimes!
Raymond’s favorite Scripture verse is Romans 8:31-39 because it is a reminder that “God’s love will endure for all time and in all of life and living.” He is proud to be from South Carolina and is the owner of a beagle named Duke. Raymond has been employed at Hopewell since February of 2005.