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author | pastor | speaker | life coach

Dr. McCray is a pastor, teacher, preacher, author, entrepreneur, leadership consultant, singer, songwriter, worship leader and musician who has been featured on several nationally recorded albums. His belief is that “The Word of God must be spread through preaching, teaching, song, dance and creative art.”


Dr. Rickey Allen McCray Jr. is the Senior Pastor of The Way Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He and his wife Robyn McCray have four daughters, Brittany, Aaliyah, Melodey and Scyia. He has a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College, a Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary, as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree earned from Christian Theological Seminary.


God gave Dr. McCray the awesome privilege of birthing THE WAY CHURCH into existence in 2012; one of the fastest growing churches in the Indianapolis area. Because of his belief that God has destined everyone for greatness, he is passionate about standing for those who are oppressed, silenced, and marginalized.


In 2014, Dr. McCray founded We Care Indy, a youth organization that provides employment, training, and mentorship to young people. The organization's primary objective is to break the cycle of violence and poverty in their community. Since its inception, We Care Indy has offered jobs and mentorship to over 200 youths in Indianapolis. The organization plans to create Career Centers that provide various training programs. Currently, We Care Indy focuses on media training and entrepreneurship programs such as videography, photography, video editing, graphics, lighting, audio, social media, marketing, website development, and business plan writing. The organization aims to instill a sense of purpose in the youth and help them understand the value of their talents and gifts.

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In 2019, Dr. McCray released his first children’s book entitled “What’s All the Fuss Over Mr. Wilson?” The book is a heartwarming story of a teenage boy who discovers the true meaning of God’s love. Dr. McCray's latest book, “Some Things Are Worth Fighting For,” is a personal account of his journey to forgiveness and reconciliation with his father. The book is now available on Audible, and Dr. McCray's vision is to inspire and encourage everyone to discover, embrace, and live out their God-given greatness.


In July 2023, Dr. McCray began hosting a TV show called New Day with Dr. Rickey McCray. The show aims to help individuals and families overcome mental health issues and relationship struggles. Through New Day, Dr. McCray provides spiritual encouragement, mental health tips, and relationship guidance from experts and people with life experiences. The show's goal is to help people become stronger individuals, leaders, and families by teaching them that their healing is worth fighting for. New Day airs every Sunday at 2:30 pm on WHMB TV 40,, or on YouTube at Dr. Rickey McCray.

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This book is Dr. Rickey McCray’s personal story about how he forgave and reconciled his relationship with his dad after years of abuse, disappointment, and betrayal. The journey to forgiveness was long, hard, and full of obstacles and disappointments. He found out he would have to fight with everything he had for a relationship he once desperately ran away from.


Some Things Are Worth Fighting For

Learning forgiveness and reconciliation in broken relationships 

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