Ray Zapata

Head Elder

Ray Zapata joined the Elder Board of Faith Bible Church in 2011.  He and his wife Gwen have been worshipping at Faith Bible Church for over 10 years.  Ray and Gwen have called Boerne home for more than 20 years and they have been married over 25 years.  Over those years Ray and Gwen strive to glorify their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in every aspect of their lives and have served in various ministries in communities where they have lived.

Ray has held many leadership positions in several of the churches he attended.  He has served on committees and boards in various capacities.  He was the Board Chairman for the First United Methodist Church Boerne for two years.  Ray also served on the Board of Bracken Christian School for five years while his children were enrolled in that school.  He was the Chairman of that board for two years.

Ray has been a Christian since he was in elementary school.  His walk with Christ has led him in many directions and to various ministries.  He has been very active in the Walk To Emmaus Community and was very active in the Kairos Prison Ministry for more than 10 years.  Ray’s passion is Christian Education, in general, and Bible Study, specifically.  He has been a Sunday School teacher in every church he attended.  He has taught a “Bible” based class at Faith Bible Church for more than 10 years.

Ray is an Air Force Veteran, having served in various countries, including Vietnam. Fortunately, the Air Force kept bringing him back to Texas.  After leaving the Air Force, he worked for several banks, including the past  20+ years at Frost Bank in San Antonio where he has an executive position in the Technology Division.  Ray earned a BBA Degree from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin and an MBA Degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.