Raymond Howard "Ray" Boltz (born June 14, 1953) is a singer and songwriter who first came to wide notice in contemporary Christian music. Many of his songs tell stories of faith and inspirational
Raised by his parents William and Ruth Boltz, Ray Boltz is the middle child of his parents' three children. A fourth child died shortly after birth. Ray was married to Carol Boltz for 33 years (1975-2008), and they have four children. Boltz was virtually unknown when he wrote "Thank You", which won the Song of the Year prize at the 1990 GMA Dove Awards. His song "I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb" also won a Dove Award for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year at the 25th GMA Dove Awards in 1994. After the release of Songs from the Potter's Field in 2002, and his last tour in 2004, Boltz retired from the music industry. He separated from his wife in 2005 before moving to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with their divorce being finalized in early 2008. On Friday, September 12, 2008, during an interview with the Washington Blade, Boltz disclosed that he was gay. Since then, Boltz has performed at several churches of the Metropolitan Community Church, a gay-affirming Christian denomination. In 2010, he released the album True, which won Album of the Year at the OUTMusic Awards. Boltz currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his partner, who is also his talent agent.
Boltz has been the recipient of two song awards from the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards. "Thank You" received the 1990 Song of the Year award, and "I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb" received the 1994 award for Inspirational Song. He also was one of various artists contributing to God with Us: A Celebration of Christmas Carols & Classics, which won the 1997 award for Special Event Album.

I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb - Ray Boltz

The Call The Call - Ray Boltz

I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb - Ray Boltz

Altar Altar - Ray Boltz

The King Is Coming The King Is Coming - Ray Boltz

Shepherd Boy Shepherd Boy - Ray Boltz

We Are His Heart We Are His Heart - Ray Boltz

There Stood A Lamb There Stood A Lamb - Ray Boltz

The Anchor Holds The Anchor Holds - Ray Boltz

The Storm The Storm - Ray Boltz

If That Isn't Love If That Isn't Love - Ray Boltz

Thrown Away Thrown Away - Ray Boltz

Dare To Believe Dare To Believe - Ray Boltz

He's Alive He's Alive - Ray Boltz

Great Is The Lord Great Is The Lord - Ray Boltz

The Bells Are Ringing The Bells Are Ringing - Ray Boltz

Jesus Real Loud Jesus Real Loud - Ray Boltz

Defeated Defeated - Ray Boltz

Reigning Reigning - Ray Boltz

This Is America This Is America - Ray Boltz

Here Comes A Miracle Here Comes A Miracle - Ray Boltz

The Last To Be Chosen The Last To Be Chosen - Ray Boltz

Stones Stones - Ray Boltz

The Gift The Gift - Ray Boltz

Sent By The Father Sent By The Father - Ray Boltz

Take Up Your Cross Take Up Your Cross - Ray Boltz

For Only One For Only One - Ray Boltz

Feel The Nails Feel The Nails - Ray Boltz

Saving Grace Saving Grace - Ray Boltz

People Need The Lord People Need The Lord - Ray Boltz

Thank You Thank You - Ray Boltz

What Was I Supposed To Be What Was I Supposed To Be - Ray Boltz

Does The Light Still Shine Does The Light Still Shine - Ray Boltz

The Sinner's Prayer The Sinner's Prayer - Ray Boltz

The Altar The Altar - Ray Boltz

Oh, What A Beautiful Name Oh, What A Beautiful Name - Ray Boltz

Storm Storm - Ray Boltz

We Will Stand We Will Stand - Ray Boltz

Brave New World Brave New World - Ray Boltz

The Perfect Tree The Perfect Tree - Ray Boltz

Heaven Is Counting on You Heaven Is Counting on You - Ray Boltz

The Unchanging Story The Unchanging Story - Ray Boltz

The Hammer The Hammer - Ray Boltz

Touching Him Touching Him - Ray Boltz

Always Be A Child Always Be A Child - Ray Boltz

I Wouldn't Go Back I Wouldn't Go Back - Ray Boltz

I Go to the River I Go to the River - Ray Boltz

Hammer Hammer - Ray Boltz

Rise Again Rise Again - Ray Boltz

Set Sail Set Sail - Ray Boltz

Where I Met Jesus Where I Met Jesus - Ray Boltz

Hey Little Brother Hey Little Brother - Ray Boltz

God Gave Me Back Tomorrow God Gave Me Back Tomorrow - Ray Boltz

I Will Praise The Lord I Will Praise The Lord - Ray Boltz

At The Foot Of The Cross At The Foot Of The Cross - Ray Boltz

Seasons Change Seasons Change - Ray Boltz

Not Long Ago Not Long Ago - Ray Boltz

One Drop of Blood One Drop of Blood - Ray Boltz

Bought With Blood Bought With Blood - Ray Boltz

I Believe In Bethlehem I Believe In Bethlehem - Ray Boltz

Is There A Heaven For Me Is There A Heaven For Me - Ray Boltz

Gospel of Grace Gospel of Grace - Ray Boltz

Roar Roar - Ray Boltz

6 A.M. Blues 6 A.M. Blues - Ray Boltz

Still Her Little Child Still Her Little Child - Ray Boltz

Never Let You Fall Never Let You Fall - Ray Boltz

Carry On Carry On - Ray Boltz

I Want to See I Want to See - Ray Boltz

Watch The Lamb Watch The Lamb - Ray Boltz

Mercy Mercy - Ray Boltz

Bethlehem Star Bethlehem Star - Ray Boltz

It's Not Enough It's Not Enough - Ray Boltz

Alter Alter - Ray Boltz

I Will Tell the World I Will Tell the World - Ray Boltz

Fallen, Not Forgotten Fallen, Not Forgotten - Ray Boltz

Everyone Wins Everyone Wins - Ray Boltz

Glad Tidings Glad Tidings - Ray Boltz

O Lord, You're Beautiful O Lord, You're Beautiful - Ray Boltz

When Her Eyes Are On The Child When Her Eyes Are On The Child - Ray Boltz

All You Died for Me to Be All You Died for Me to Be - Ray Boltz

Awesome God Awesome God - Ray Boltz

What Are We Doing Here? What Are We Doing Here? - Ray Boltz

Stand Up Stand Up - Ray Boltz

Scars Scars - Ray Boltz

Children of the World Children of the World - Ray Boltz

I've Come to Serve I've Come to Serve - Ray Boltz

Break The Yoke Break The Yoke - Ray Boltz

Behold Behold - Ray Boltz

In Your Name In Your Name - Ray Boltz

I Think I See Gold I Think I See Gold - Ray Boltz

Heavenly Father Heavenly Father - Ray Boltz

Give Me Your Hand Give Me Your Hand - Ray Boltz

Potter's Field Potter's Field - Ray Boltz

Never Lost Never Lost - Ray Boltz

Last Time I Fall Last Time I Fall - Ray Boltz

When He Calls When He Calls - Ray Boltz

Isaiah 53 Isaiah 53 - Ray Boltz

Go Tell It On The Mountain Go Tell It On The Mountain - Ray Boltz

Until All Have Been Served Until All Have Been Served - Ray Boltz

O I O U O I O U - Ray Boltz

Loving Each Other Loving Each Other - Ray Boltz

One Single Flame One Single Flame - Ray Boltz

Church Hop Church Hop - Ray Boltz

Someone Stood Up for Stephen Someone Stood Up for Stephen - Ray Boltz

Through It All Through It All - Ray Boltz

Beat of the Drum Beat of the Drum - Ray Boltz

Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me - Ray Boltz

Let's Begin Again Let's Begin Again - Ray Boltz

My Father's Song My Father's Song - Ray Boltz

Lion of Judah Lion of Judah - Ray Boltz

The Stones The Stones - Ray Boltz

I Still Love You I Still Love You - Ray Boltz

Ballad Of William Joe Ballad Of William Joe - Ray Boltz

An Honor To Serve An Honor To Serve - Ray Boltz

Church On Fire Church On Fire - Ray Boltz

Nobody's Home Nobody's Home - Ray Boltz

Another Child To Hold Another Child To Hold - Ray Boltz

The Last Time I Fall The Last Time I Fall - Ray Boltz

Power To Love Power To Love - Ray Boltz

He Is Great He Is Great - Ray Boltz

It Won't Be Long It Won't Be Long - Ray Boltz

What If I Give All? What If I Give All? - Ray Boltz

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Albums & Songs

  • Thank You
  • Take Up Your Cross
  • The Altar
  • Seasons Change
  • Give Me Your Hand
  • Dare To Believe
  • The Hammer
  • What If I Give All
  • Shepherd Boy
  • Heaven Is Counting On You
  • The Anchor Holds (w-The Storm Intro)
  • Feel The Nails
  • Scars
  • Watch The Lamb
  • I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb
  • True
  • Don't Tell Me Who To Love
  • American Queen
  • I Chose
  • Swimming Hole
  • God Knows I Tried
  • You Came To Me
  • Following Her Dreams
  • Dancing With The Girls
  • I Will Choose To Love
  • Who Would Jesus Love
  • Free At Last
  • Don't Tell Me Who To Love (>HITPLAY Dance Mix)
  • The Unchanging Story
  • Lion of Judah
  • Oh, What a Beautiful Name
  • Still Her Little Child
  • I Want To See
  • Touching Him
  • I've Come To Serve
  • Isaiah 53
  • Watch the Lamb
  • The Hammer
  • At the Foot of the Cross
  • He's Alive
  • There Stood a Lamb
  • Sent By the Father
  • Everyone Wins
  • I Will Tell the World
  • Jesus Real Loud
  • Great Is the Lord
  • Awesome God
  • What If I Give All
  • I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb
  • Stand Up
  • Thank You
  • Saving Grace
  • It's Not Enough
  • Thank You
  • The Altar
  • Here Comes a Miracle
  • The Hammer
  • Watch the Lamb
  • Shepherd Boy
  • Always Be a Child
  • Let's Begin Again
  • I Will Praise the Lord
  • Feel the Nails
  • Take Up Your Cross
  • I Pledge Allegiance To the Lamb
  • What If I Give All
  • The Storm/The Anchor Holds
  • One Drop of Blood
  • Dare To Believe
  • Seasons Change
  • At the Foot of the Cross
  • For Only One
  • God Gave Me Back Tomorrow
  • I Think I See Gold
  • Is There a Heaven For Me
  • The Sinner's Prayer
  • There Stood a Lamb
  • Great Is the Lord
  • He's Alive
  • O Lord, You're Beautiful
  • Rise Again
  • I Wouldn't Go Back
  • Awesome God
  • People Need the Lord
  • Through It All
  • We Will Stand
  • If That Isn't Love
  • The King Is Coming
  • Great Is the Lord
  • He's Alive
  • O Lord, You're Beautiful
  • Rise Again
  • I Wouldn't Go Back
  • Awesome God
  • People Need the Lord
  • Through It All
  • We Will Stand
  • If That Isn't Love
  • The King Is Coming
  • Dare To Believe
  • Scars
  • The Last To Be Chosen
  • The Call/An Honor To Serve
  • Does The Light Still Shine
  • This Is America
  • Fallen
  • Jesus Real Loud
  • The Bells Are Ringing
  • Defeated
  • The Sinner's Prayer
  • Glad Tidings
  • The Perfect Tree
  • Oh, What a Beautiful Name
  • I Believe In Bethlehem
  • The Gift
  • Bethlehem Star
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain
  • When Her Eyes Are On the Child
  • Still Her Little Child
  • Sent By the Father
  • The Storm
  • The Anchor Holds
  • I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb
  • I've Come To Serve
  • I Go To The River
  • The Stones
  • Medley-Altar,Hammer,Feel The Nails
  • Watch The Lamb
  • Thank You
  • Heaven Is Counting On You
  • I Will Praise The Lord
  • Touching Him
  • Behold
  • I Go to the River
  • Reigning
  • Where I Met Jesus
  • Bought With Blood
  • I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb
  • Set Sail
  • The Storm
  • The Anchor Holds
  • Thrown Away
  • I Will Tell the World
  • The Gospel of Grace
  • Saving Grace
  • What Are We Doing Here
  • For Only One
  • The Last Time I Fall
  • Mercy
  • Seasons Change
  • Heaven Is Counting On You
  • Not Long Ago
  • I Want To See
  • I Think I See Gold
  • I Will Praise The Lord
  • The Altar
  • O I O U
  • The Hammer
  • Let's Begin Again
  • Power To Love
  • Isaiah 53
  • Nobody's Home
  • I Still Love You
  • Feel The Nails