Ray Boltz

Ray Boltz (born 1953 in Muncie, Indiana, United States) is a contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter, whose songs often tell stories of faith and inspiration. He was raised by his parents William and Ruth Boltz, and was married to his wife Carol for over 30 years prior to coming out as gay in 2008.

Boltz was virtually unknown when he wrote Thank You, which won the Song of the Year prize at the 1990 GMA Dove Awards. After the release of Songs from the Potter's Field in 2002, and his last tour in 2004, Boltz retired from the music industry and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In a September 2008 interview with the Washington Blade, Boltz came out of the closet and announced he was gay. Since then, Boltz has performed at several churches of the Metropolitan Community Church, a gay-affirming Christian denomination.

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