Rev. Robert L. Gray, Assistant Pastor
Reverend (Rev.) Robert Gray was born in Malden, Mass. and is a 1975 graduate of Northeastern University. He attended the A.M.E. Ministerial Training Institute in Springfield, MA. for the full five year program. He was chosen as a L.U.C.E. Fellow, receiving a three year fellowship award to Harvard Divinity School in 1997. In
January 2008, Rev. Gray earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from National University in San Diego, CA.
Rev. Gray is the assistant pastor at Bethel A.M.E. church in Boston, Mass. under chief pastor and shepherd the Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond. After 27 years, he retired in November 2004 from the Massachusetts Probation Service, serving as a probation officer in Dorchester District Court and the probation officer in charge of the
Brookline District Court Juvenile Probation Department. He currently holds the position of chaplain for the NBA Boston Celtic’s basketball team (2000 until the present), and is the retired assistant chaplain for the Boston Red Sox Major League baseball team (from 1996 until 2007), and retired assistant chaplain for the New
England Patriots football team in the National Football League (from 1996 until 2006). Rev. Gray was with the Red Sox, Patriots and the Celtics each time they won a championship in the 2000 through 2010 decade.
He is the published author of the young adult novel, The Wings of Courage, has a published short story, Milk of Human Kindness, in the Anthology Journal, EDNA, as well as several other fiction short stories and articles. Rev. Gray’s NBA Boston Celtic’s Chaplaincy was featured on the front page and full third page coverage of the
Boston Herald daily newspaper and online website on Tuesday May 15, 2018. He is the founder of FUTURE YOU WANT NOW, specializing in life strategy and motivational speaking workshops and life coaching (futureyouwantnow.com).
Through counseling at the church, the courthouse and pro sports, Rev. Gray has helped to provide guidance and direction for thousands of lives. He fully understands that each person’s life situation is different and that every person could use some coaching, motivational encouragement and an unbiased eye to help see the path that they are traveling and the roads of possibilities.
Reverend Gray was a widower and married the lovely and talented Rev. Sabrina B. Gray in 2001. With his three children and her five children they created a blended family of eight children and now have 7 grandchildren and another on the way.