This one of our interviews of our Christian Recovery Leaders.
Ray G., of Newton Falls, Ohio, is our guest today. Ray was long the archivist for Dr. Bob's Home in Akron, Ohio. And was a Managing Directors of the Home. He has a huge, mobile collection of A.A. History materials and treasures. With his lovely wife Ginny, Ray takes those history treasures to A.A. meetings and conferences all over the U.S. and Canada.
Ray has amassed many years of continuous sobriety, been very active in the A.A. fellowship, and has been a volunteer at Dr. Bob's Home for years and years. He and Ginny have eight childrenj. He is part of the International Christian Recovery Coalition fellowship and has been a leading spokesman for Christian Recovery efforts in the field of alcoholism and addiction. He is a strong believer that the power of God can overcome addictions. Ray and I have participated in a large number of A.A. history events together, including International A.A. Conferences, and even two A.A. History cruises. And we have served on history panels together.
Ray and his wife Ginny were very close friends of the children of A.A. co-founder Dr. Robert H. Smith of Akron. As such, the two stalwarts gleaned an immense amount of A.A. historical information from Sue Smith Windows (daughter of Dr. Bob and Anne Smith) and from the cofounders' son and daughter-in-law Robert R. Smith (known as Smitty) and his wife Betty. And, in the very limited time of this broadcast, Ray will help bring and keep alive Dr. Bob's Home and Akron, Ohio as the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous in June of 1935.
These interviews of Christian Recovery leaders will bring to you men and women throughout the world who are participating in the International Christian Recovery Coalition and making their mark in various 12-Step and Christian recovery fellowships and A.A. historical presentations.
And now, Ray