Dr. Ray Berryhill has served as Senior Pastor of Resurrected Life Church International, (formerly Evangel World Outreach Center) in Chicago, Illinois, since December 1992. Under his leadership Resurrected Life has grown from less than 100 to over 1100. God has truly blessed this church to grow in numbers, finance, assets and new ministries. What began as a German mission is today a thriving multi-cultural church representing more than 40 nationalities of the world, “committed to passionately making disciples of all nations”.
In October of 2014, Evangel and Bethesda Christian Center merged to become Resurrected Life Church International, a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-lingual congregation consisting of more than 40 nationalities and presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ in English and Spanish.
Dr. Berryhill’s approach to ministry is holistic. He is committed to occupational and community development, and community outreach, impacting tens of thousands through Community Fest, Thanksgiving Day Outreach, Chicago’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt and 40 Days of Blessing where for 40 days random recipients were awarded free meals, oil changes, gasoline, utility and mortgage payments for a year, paid vacations to Disneyworld, and a pre-driven automobile.
Dr. Berryhill also sponsored the Convoy of Hope four times in Chicago, providing groceries, health care and a job fair for more than 30,000 needy residents. During the past decade of his ministry more than 15,000 people have accepted Jesus as Lord.
In 2009, Pastor Ray led his church choir, the Evangel Celebration Choir to win the Chicago Regional Choir Competition of Verizon Wireless’ “How Sweet the Sound” to a crowd of 11,000 at the United Center. The Choir took top honors as the region’s Best Overall Choir, Best Large Choir, and People’s Choice.
He has also had the privilege of performing with many of Gospel’s finest artists to include: Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp, Dorinda Clark Cole, Byron Cage and many others.
Pastor Ray has the true heart of a Pastor. He is called upon nationally and internationally to prepare believers for the work of the ministry, and to minister salvation, healing and deliverance through the spoken word and through the power of the Holy Spirit. He has served on numerous Sectional, State and National boards and committees for the Assemblies of God. He has ministered God’s Word to audiences throughout the United States and in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Pastor Ray and his wife, Adrienne, live in Chicago, and are the proud parents of 7 children and 8 grandchildren.