Reverend Raymond Garcia graduated from Eastern University in 2000 with a major in Youth Ministry and minors in Biblical Studies and Communications. He received his Master of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary in 2007. Rev. Garcia is the Founder and Executive Director of The Philadelphia Project and Pastor of Roxborough Church. His wife, Michelle (Thomas) Garcia ’09, is also an alumna of Eastern University and serves with him in his ministries. They have four children, sons Isaiah, Nathan, and Thomas, and daughter Cadence.
The Philadelphia Project is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 to serve the needs of Northwest Philadelphia through home repair ministry and children’s after school and summer camp programs. The Philadelphia Project partners with Roxborough Church, where Ray is Pastor, to deliver its programs. Ray felt the call to help this community on his heart as early as 1995.