Dec.31, 2016 The obituary below was published in the fall 2016 edition of From the Mountain, semiannual publication of the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., where Bishop Gray went to seminary. Gray later was acting dean of the seminary.
It was as pastor that Gray excelled, whether as rector in a parish or bishop in a diocese. It was as a pastor that many people loved him, even when he was speaking in a prophetic voice to them. He loved them and they knew it, even as he chastised them. After all, he always […]
Gray’s own statement showed that he already had a strong sense of the tone and direction of his ministry as bishop. He noted a bishop’s responsibility for ordaining clergy and administering Confirmation; for recruiting, screening, and training individuals for ordained ministry; for administering the diocese; and for leading church members within the diocese. He concluded, […]