Benefit cruise for Billy Gray Ministries

Special to The Log

A sunset cruise on the Solaris to benefit Billy Gray Ministries departs at 6 p.m. May 22 at Baytowne Marina. Board at 5:45 p.m. Attire is resort casual. Cost is $100/person and includes dinner and entertainment, featuring David Seering and a surprise guest. Order tickets at 267-3311 or

By now literally hundreds of residents of Walton County know or have heard of Billy Gray and his ministry, and many of them have read his book "From Prosecutor to Prison to Preacher."

Billy Gray Ministries was founded in 1982 following his release from federal prison where he had promised God that, upon his release, he would serve Him wherever he was sent. Since that time he has preached the gospel in India, where he established orphanages, to Indonesia, France, England, Chile, Brazil, Greece, Rome, Guadalupe, Grenada, and throughout the Caribbean.

He currently is the pastor at The Gathering, a non-denominational Christian worship service that meets weekly at 10 a.m. in the Terrace Room of the Linkside Conference Center in the Sandestin Resort.

Gray is an accomplished author and continues to be in demand filling pulpits on a temporary basis and conducting revivals throughout the Southeastern part of the United States.