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Missionary, Pastor and former Oakland Raider Ray Schmautz shares stories of how God has revealed Himself to Ray throughout his life and ministry.
Today, Ray and his wife Jan serve at the Colorado Springs Military Hospitality House near Fort Carson, hosting and leading Bible studies for Couples, Singles, and Families of local military personnel. They enjoy discipling, learning and studying God’s Word, as well as simply hanging out with the young families at Fort Carson.

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 5: How Can We Live Forever?

Over the past five videos, I have shared how God revealed Himself to me and then led me through a series of events that were very special to me and He has continued to use these experiences to minister to people throughout my life, such as playing football for the Oakland Raiders, starting a Bible […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 5: How Can We Live Forever?

Over the past five videos, I have shared how God revealed Himself to me and then led me through a series of events that were very special to me and He has continued to use these experiences to minister to people throughout my life, such as playing football for the Oakland Raiders, starting a Bible […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 4: Adapting to God’s Game Plan

Life as a Christ-follower will always have its ups and its downs – times where you feel like you’re in the “sweet spot”, and times of confusion or even bewilderment.  But, as you remain faithful to God’s plan, it becomes clear to see that all these seasons are actually opportunities for God to mold and […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 3: Following God’s Lead

After retiring from the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, I wanted to go and get equipped so that God could use me in ministry.  Although, I didn’t really know what that meant, or where or how God could use a guy like me.  So, I went back to San Diego State to finish my undergrad studies and […]

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Meeting People Head On 2: Raider Nation

In 1966, I was drafted by the Oakland Raiders.  I went up to training camp in Santa Rosa, CA and immediately, I was hit with the fact that every single player there was really, really good.  So, to make the team, I had to fight every minute, every day on the field and off. This […]

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Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 1: A Game of Inches

When I was a boy, my super-athletic brother was my hero.  As a grade-schooler, I would bring in news clippings of him and share them during show and tell, bragging, “This is my big brother!”  So, it was only natural that I set out to be as good of an athlete as he was. By […]

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