Ray Barnett spent much of the last thirty years working in nations where governments were often brutally opposed to the followers of Jesus. It was a clandestine work of Bible teaching, with the aim of equipping and enabling nationals to reach and teach their own people. He has occasionally spoken at churches and conferences in western countries but has usually kept under the radar. Ray has written three books and numerous articles to encourage people of faith. His career background has been as a copywriter. He and his wife Marilyn live in Queensland. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.