Invite Steve to Speak / Press Kit
Steve Ray would love to come to your parish or conference to share the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith. From his conversion story to his adventures overseas, from his talks on St. Paul to raising a Catholic family, from teaching the Bible to explaining the Eucharist – he is excited and ready to speak to your group!
Steve has given seminars and talks all over the world – Rome, Jerusalem, India, Dubai, England, Philippines, Japan, Australia, Israel, Canada, Guam, and many more).
He has worked extensively with with EWTN, St. Joseph Communications, Lighthouse Catholic Media, Catholic Answers, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Legatus, Fullness of Truth, Catholic Scripture Study International, Defensores Fidei Foundation, Ignatius Press, Regina Apostolorum University in Rome, Dr. Scott Hahn’s St. Paul Center, Catholics Come Home, Lighthouse Ministries, Family of Faith in Bombay and the Arab Emirates, and many others.
“I want to invite Steve Ray to speak at our event. What do I do?”
|Step One:||Please check Steve’s 2016 – 2018 Schedule. See if your desired dates are available.|
|Step Two:||Complete the Speaking Request Form.|
|Step Three:||Steve or his son Jesse will respond by e-mail (or phone) to discuss pricing and other details. We may request further information and will answer any questions you has as well. Please allow a few days for a response — we don’t have a staff, we do this all ourselves.|
|Step Four:||If Steve is available for your event, and you agree to the price and estimated expenses we will send a simple contract and request a 20% deposit to hold the date. The contract includes:
|Step Five:||When Steve receives the signed contract and deposit, we will contact you as we will begin making arrangements. We generally book our own hotels and airlines. If you have any questions regarding this invitation process, please don’t hesitate to contact Steve Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org or his son Jesse at Jesse@CatholicSpeakers.com or by phone 734-926-9070 or fax 734-480-1238.|
What People Have said About Steve’s Talks
“Words like dynamic, compelling, inspiring and insightful all come to mind when I think of describing Steve’s presentations. I say presentations, because they are more than just “talks”; he puts his whole heart into them. They not only provide intellectual information, they call you to a deeper and more profound understanding of Christ and His Church.”
Founder of Domino’s Pizza
Chairman of Ave Maria University
Having worked with Steve Ray all around the U.S., the Philippines, India, and more, I have found his presentations to be exemplary. Steve combines an extensive knowledge of the various subject matter about which he speaks with an enthusiastic presentation that is infectious. I have watched him over and over again bring his audiences to their feet with excitement and applause while simultaneously challenging them to their knees to pray, and to study and dive deeper into their Catholic Faith. Nobody does this better than Steve Ray.
Director of Apologetics and Evangelization
Steve Ray is one of the greatest Catholic speakers and apologists in the country. Not only does Steve command a great knowledge of the Catholic faith, Scripture, and history, but he is passionate and enthusiastic, inspiring people to love and live out their Catholic faith. He also makes learning the Catholic faith interesting and exciting. One could say that he brings it to life. Steve Ray is a must have speaker.
~Brian Mercer, Int’l Speaker & Retreat Leader
I’ve read “Crossing the Tiber” and heard your conversion talk many times and I thought that these were all “home runs”. Well, I picked up a copy of your latest cd on your conversion talk at the men’s “Rekindle the Fire” men’s conference in South Bend last month and I just want to tell you that you knocked this one “OUT OF THE PARK!” Fantastic! I will be getting several copies of this to pass out to family and friends! Thank you so much for your witness to Christ, Steve. You keep honing your witness talk and it is definitely bearing fruit. You haven’t lost any of your enthusiasm and your message is just resonating with me! Thank you, Steve, and keep up the good work! I’m pretty sure that you will be invited back… ~Ron B
Thanks for coming, you make a difference. The men were spirit filled. I wish time had permitted you to be there for the closing Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. What a powerful experience. My brother Deacon Jose Manuel, had the men come to the altar ,kneeling on the steps. He brought the Monstrance to each man personally. The degree of reverence was profound. From what you did, the Holy Spirit was able to enter their lives like never before. The experience will leave them hungry for more. Their parishes will sustain them until once again they will have an opportunity to summit the mount of transfiguration and be renewed once more. You have a gift my friend. You can touch the hearts of men where they are and invite them to become transformed into disciples and leaders for Christ.
Of course, I’ll write you a letter of recommendation! I will also share our experience with our brothers in the Diocese of the Palm Beaches and with the Diocese of Orlando, who have men’s conferences as well. May God continue to bless you and your family. May He continue to bless your ministry abundantly. — Deacon Vincent Eberling, Miami Florida Men’s Conference
On behalf of Faith & Ale and Faith & Wine – Lee Counly,Florida we wish to sincerely thank you for your contributions to our recent meeting. Your message was very well received by our audience as it provided much insight mixed in with a good measure of entertainment!
We had a record audience signed up to hear you speak, and the turn-out was tremendous. With the message and encouragement you delivered, our Catholic men and women wi ll go back into their jobs, their homes, and their fan1i lies with renewed confidence to deliver the message of Christ to those around them.
You reminded us that, as Catholics, we are “swimming upstream” against a post–Christian
culture. Just as the early Church was forced to take stands that required heroic courage, so must we today be willing to do the same if we want to reclaim the lost culture around us. Your energy and enthusiasm for the Faith was infectious, and your personal stories of swords and Roman helmets made us laugh as well !
We look forward to seeing you again. May God continue to bless you in all of your travels and evangelization!
|Dear Steve,Thank you so very much for a wonderful presentation at the Orlando chapter meeting. You are so very enlightened with the Spirit it overflows to all who are listening to you speaking. Cradle Catholics seem to lack the fire of you converts, but you sure did light a fire under all of us. Austin and I are looking forward to spending time with you on the October trip.
Sincerely, Carole Caruso
Legatus Orlando Chapter Secretary
We were delighted to welcome you in the Archdiocese of Newark last Wednesday evening. Thank you for accepting our invitation. Thanks even more for your outstanding presentation which challenged us all to be more forthright in articulating the faith. That is very much in the vein of the New Evangelization for with the Popes are calling us.
Assuring you and your family of my continued prayers and best wishes, I am sincerely in the Lord,
Most Reverend John Myers, Archbishop of Newark
“One of the best interview’s I have ever listened to. Steve is an excellent communicator. Good job!!”
Samples and Excerpts from Steve’s Talks
Summary of Salvation: The Bad Boy and the Priest
On “The Journey Home” TV program on EWTN
Born Again? Faith Alone? What Must I Do to be Saved?” at Franciscan University of Steubenville
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|Type||Media Title||Length||File Size|
|mp3||The Sacrifice of the Mass||3:30 min||660Kb|
|mp3||The Bible is a Catholic Book||4:15 min||747Kb|
|mp3||A Brief Overview Of Salvation History||2:30 min||442Kb|
|mp3||Born Again The Bible Way||9:25 min||1.61Mb|
|mp3||A Biblical Defense Of Priestly Celibacy||2:22 min||417Kb|
|mp3||Peter: The Rock, Keys and Chair||18:15 min||3.13Mb|
|mp3||Mary, Ark of the (New) Covenant||6:11 min||1.06Mb|
|Steve’s Helpful Analogies|
|mp3||The Ship and the Rafts||6:43 min||1.1Mb|
|mp3||The Oak Tree||1:49 min||322Kb|
|mp3||The Fish Tank||2:38 min||465Kb|
Watch the video below to see how a successful fund-raising event, parish or group event can be with Steve Ray as the guest. This was an event to sponsor and support Relevant Radio 970 AM in Austin Texas.