Ray Ashley is a Baptist Minister and, for fifteen years, was the leader of a small church in North London. He has a passion for making the message of Jesus relevant and accessible and has already been involved in starting two pubchurch events.

He would love to appear on Room 101 and is sometimes labelled by his family as a grumpy old man. However, Ray is generally a glass half full optimist who loves life and believes that church should be more fun than it often is.

Ray enjoys playing the trombone, a hobby that occasionally brings in some extra cash. He was once very fit.