While pastoring a local church in Eupora, MS, Ray earned his BS & MEd degrees from Mississippi State University. During the two years of his graduate studies as MSU, Ray taught regular undergraduate classes in the Educational Psychology Department. He continued pastoring and also worked in the electronics field until he took a position as a Logistics Planner for the federal government. And even after retiring from his secular job, served ten more years as pastor of a church he planted in Tickfaw, LA.
Ray is an avid technology “geek” and has professional credentials for Microsoft products. More recently, Ray has become a fan of Ubuntu Linux and the Android mobile operating system. His passion drives him to make present-day technology accessible to common people. He offers advice & guidance on an array of technology matters via his “Bishop of Technology” (http://raywaldo.com) website. Anyone wanting to know more about how technology can be used in ministry or in everyday life is encouraged to visit the site and ask questions there.
Ray’s most recent web-related project is the “CDN Today Community of Christian Websites” (http://cdntoday.com). The free service (funded & operated entirely by Ray) offers a “Facebook-like” experience to the visitors of the network. Users only need to sign in once to have access to their own (and others’) activity page, friends, groups, forums & more. The CDN Today Network hosts a wide array of family- and Christian-friendly websites — All of which are linked to the main site. This linkage makes navigation easier for users and helps to develop the “community” feeling on the network. The network also offers free web-hosting (and technical assistance) to approved users who wish to develop their own web presence on the CDN Today Network. Register on the site to learn more http://cdntoday.com/register/
Ray’s personal blog, “Ray’s Head – All the stuff that isn’t worth putting anywhere else” is a light-hearted insight into his personal life. This is a good place to learn who Ray Waldo *really* is and to keep up with him as a friend. The site is also on the CDN Today network at http://ray.cdntoday.com/
Vivian (Viv) has tolerated Ray since their marriage in 1964. Her “Viv’s Home Cookin’ ” site is also on CDN Today at http://recipe.cdntoday.com/. Viv & Ray have three “grown & gone” children (they & their spouses just happen to be the most beautiful children ever born) and two grandsons (also perfect). They have four adopted children at home (all of the canine species – but they don’t tell the “babies” about that). The 6-member Waldo family resides in a lovely home in one of the most beautiful and peaceful locations in Southern Louisiana where they grow fruit, vegetables & flowers. The property is also a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat. Their “Vertical Gardening” website is at http://garden.cdntoday.com.