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Pastor John Gray

Pastor John W. Gray III, popularly known as Pastor John Gray, is an American clergyman, television personality, and gospel singer. As of 2023, Pastor John Gray is estimated to have a net worth of $7 million.

The American minister was born on June 26, 1973, and is popular for his time as an associate pastor at Lakewood church. He’s also presented the Television show, John Gray World, while also being in Fox’s Preachers.

Pastor John also worked as a backup singer for Kirk Franklin in the 1990s, before becoming a preacher. Ultimately, he’s a personality worth exploring, and this article will show more details about Pastor John Gray, including his age, Net Worth, personal life, career, family, and more.

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Pastor John Gray Wiki & Biography

Pastor John Gray in a blue checked suit

Pastor John Gray in a blue checked suit

As previously mentioned, Pastor John Gray was born on June 26, 1973, and is known for being an associate pastor at Lakewood church. The Black-American pastor was born in Сіnсіnnаtі Сіtу, Ohio to Margery Naper (mother), Hugh Gray (father), and an elder brother, Robert Ormsby Gray.

However, public sources indicate that John’s parents separated she he was four years old, resulting in him growing up with his mother throughout his young years according to the John Gray Ministries website, John got an education at the same Сіnсіnnаtі Сіtу, Оhіо, and also got baptized at age seven.

In 1991, pastor John graduated from Withrow Ніgh Ѕсhооl, later joining Wооѕtеr Соllеgе on a scholarship program. However, he didn’t graduate from the institution and tried resuming his tertiary education at the Unіvеrѕіtу оf Сіnсіnnаtі.

Unfortunately, he dropped out of university to become a preacher, setting on the career path he took today.

Here are some quick facts about Pastor John Gray:


Full Name/Real Name:  John W. Gray III
Nick Name/Stage Name:  Pastor John Gray
Birth Place:  Сіnсіnnаtі Сіtу, Оhіо
Birthday:  June 26, 1973
Zodiac Sign:  Cancer
Net Worth $7 million
Age(How Old):  49
Weight:  116 kg (155 lbs)
Height(How Tall):  178 cm
Currently Live In: Greenville, South Carolina
Debut: September 2000
Nationality: American
Religion: Christianity
Ethnicity: Black-American
College:  Unіvеrѕіtу оf Сіnсіnnаtі
Profession: Pastor, Television Personality, Gospel Singer
Social Media Accounts: Instagram: @realjohngray

Facebook: @johngrayministries

Twitter: @realjohngray

Tik Tok: @pastorjohngray

YouTube: @johngrayministries

Pastor John Gray’s Family, Wife, & Relationships

Pastor John Gray with his wife, Aventer Gray

Pastor John Gray with his wife, Aventer Gray

Anyone familiar with Pastor John knows that he’s married to the beautiful Aventer Gray. The couple first met when Pastor John was serving as the singles pastor at a New Birth Church in Lithonia, Georgia.

At the same time, Aventer was the dance leader, working with the youth ministry, and it was within this system that John and Aventer met and became close friends. Over time, different things about Aventer charmed the pastor, especially her dedication to dance.

According to the pastor, he found himself sitting with her twice, which was strange for a church filled with 8,000 people. This coincidence convinced John that God implanted Aventer in his life for a greater purpose.

The couple has been happily married for 8 years, and despite there being cheating allegations and rumors against Pastor John, the couple has raised two children. Their two offspring are Theory Aspyn-Sky Gray and John W. Gray IV.

Pastor Gray with his wife, son, and daughter

Pastor Gray with his wife, son, and daughter

As for his parents and family members, John Grey is the son of Margery Naper (mother) and Hugh Gray (father). He has an elder brother called Robert Ormsby Gray.

John Gray with his wife, kids, and extended family

John Gray with his wife, kids, and extended family

While the previously mentioned cheating allegations were discarded as “not physical”, the couple did appear on a popular show, The Real, to discuss the “emotional affair” that occurred between the pastor and an unnamed woman.


Father Name  Hugh Gray
Mother Name  Margery Naper
Brother Name  Robert Ormsby Gray
Sister Name  None
Girlfriend  None
Marital Status  Married
Wife Name Aventer Gray
Children Theory Aspyn-Sky Gray

John W. Gray IV.



Physical Appearance

Pastor John Gray in an all-black suit

Pastor John Gray in an all-black suit

Pastor John Gray in an all-black suit

Pastor John Gray is an African-American man with a visually appealing dark complexion mingled with a charming smile. He’s often seen with a shaved head or short hair with a beard that stays well-groomed 24/7.

The peaceful pastor stands at about 178 cm, is approximately 6 ft tall, and weighs 116 kg. This weight and size are evident in his appearance as John appears tall and larger than most individuals in a photo.

As someone with an animated and vibrant personality, Pastor John also has an interesting sense of fashion. He’s seen wearing suits of different varieties, colors, and quality, looking great and presentable in and out of the church.

John Gray with his wife, Aventer

John Gray with his wife, Aventer

Ultimately, his personality is charming and charismatic, which appears in his sermons as he does animated gestures and an energetic preaching style. Upon first glance, Pastor John may seem intimidating due to his side and poker face, but further conversation opens a well of pure happiness.


Pastor John Gray and family with Joel Osteen

Pastor John Gray and family with Joel Osteen

As his title implies, Pastor John Gray is a  clergyman and has served as an associate pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. This church was under the leadership of famous pastor, Joel Osteen, in 2017.

His calling to spread the gospel began when joined the University of Cincinnati and became a member of the traveling gospel choir. The group represented the school across the country, and during this period, he recognized and accepted the burning desire (calling) from God to serve as a minister.

According to John, his entry into ministry happened when he preached his first sermon in September 1994. Shortly after preaching that gospel, John accepted to be cast in a stage play featuring Grammy Award-winning Gospel artist Kirk Franklin and The Family.

This tour with Kirk Franklin led John to further participate in a musical tour dedicated to eliminating racism and creating equality in the Body of Christ. The tour was under the leadership of DC Talk, Out of Eden, and The Katinas.

In September 2000, after the tour, Pastor John accepted his Youth Pastor’s position at The First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey. During his Youth pastoring time, he realized God’s mission in his life, was to inspire youths and young adults with God’s word through preaching, music, and comedy.

Pastor John Gray delivering a sermon with his viral "Yeezy"

Pastor John Gray delivering a sermon with his viral “Yeezy”

This goal has been evident throughout John’s life as he’s traveled the world speaking to young adults, camps, conferences, and entire churches. Pastor John Gray also directed and co-produced multiple award-winning films including “Sister, Sister” and “Tyler Perry’s The House of Payne ”.

In March 2010, Pastor John Gray was ordained an Elder at Northview Christian Church in Dothan, AL. He eventually served as an Associate Pastor at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.

In December 2017, Pastor John Gray announced his plans to leave Lakewood Church to continue his ministry in Greenville, South Carolina. The church, known as Relentless, held an installation service on June 3, welcoming the pastor with performances and encouraging words.

The service saw the presence of notable individuals like Tyler Perry, Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs, William Murphy, and William McDowell.

Pastor John Gray Net Worth Summary

Pastor John Gray in a blue suit

Pastor John Gray in a blue suit

Pastor John Gray is a well-known American preacher, popular for his time at Lakewood Church, Gospel songs, and television appearances. As of 2023, John Gray is estimated to be worth $7 million.

This estimation is based on his current assets and predicted earnings; while no official statement has been released on how much Relentless Church pays Pastor John Gray, the pay is expected to be significant. This conclusion is because the Relentless church purchased a $1.8 million house for Rev. John Gray.

Furthermore, Pastor John Gray bought his wife a $200k Lamborghini SUV as an anniversary gift and compensation for his “emotional affair” with an unnamed woman. While this gesture created some controversy, it remains an undeniable indicator of John’s wealth.

Besides being a Pastor, John Gray has produced multiple songs including I Am a Girl (2015), In the Beginning (2015), Covenant (2004), and Journey (2004). Additionally, John authored two books, “Win from Within: Finding Yourself by Facing Yourself” and “I Am Number 8: Overlooked and Undervalued, but Not Forgotten by God”.

Each sale of these albums and books provides passive income to the pastor, thereby contributing to his wealth.

Lastly, Pastor John Gray has appeared in, produced, and co-produced multiple films in the past, including Debbie Does Demons (2023), Blackbear (2019), and Our Kind of People (2021). He also had his show called “The Book of John Gray”.

Lastly, his YouTube channel, John Gray Ministries, currently has 124k subscribers with 4, 507, 470 views. Based on YouTube’s monetization system of $0.18 per view, we can conclude that the John Gray Ministries YouTube channel has added $811,344 to John’s wealth.

All these factors combined substantiate the conclusion of Pastor John Gray’s net worth is around $7 million in 2023.

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