Pastor Charles M. “Monty” Raney, Jr. is a native of Brunswick County, VA.  Pastor Raney has been in pastoral ministry since 2004.  He has obtained his Bachelor of Divinity degree and Master of Ministry degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary (ATS).  Currently, Pastor Raney is working on completing his Doctor of Ministry degree, also from ATS.

​Pastor Raney resides in Freeman, VA with his wife of 21 years, Beth, his 2 children Scarlett and Cameron and their two cats, Laverne and Shirley.  Beth is employed by Brunswick County Public Schools as a Testing Clerk in the Central Services building.  Scarlett is a freshman at Brunswick High School and Cameron is a fifth grade student at Red Oak-Sturgeon Elementary School.

​The Raney’s are very excited to be continuing their pastoral ministry here at Lake Gaston Christian Life Centre.