Peter Ray Cole graduated from the West Virginia School of Preaching in 1998. He continued his education through Southern Christian University, earning a B.A. in Biblical Studies. In May 2010, he completed his M.S. in Professional Counseling through Amridge University. Peter Ray looks forward to sharing his experience as a Gospel preacher along with his clinical experience as a counselor with students in the Marriage and Family course.
Upon graduation from the WVSOP, Peter Ray worked as the associate minister for the the Barrackville Church of Christ (WV). He has served as the minister for the Washington Street Church of Christ in Fairview, WV, since November of 1999. Since 2005, he has made yearly mission trips to India, where he works for a month preaching the Gospel and teaching in preacher training schools. He is actively involved in the West Virginia Christian Youth Camp and currently serves on the board of directors. In July 1998, he married Amantha Sexton, formerly of Virginia, whom he met in 1996 when she attended the WVSOP Lectureships.
Peter Ray would recommend the WVSOP to any Christian man desiring to prepare himself for service in God's kingdom. He believes the rigorous program of study, along with the excellent faculty-to-student ratio, enables a depth and breadth of understanding of sound Biblical concepts and doctrine.