Ray Bady is a native of Chicago, Illinois who began playing drums in church at an early age. Born the son of a pastor, he sharpened his musical skills at his father’s church in the south suburbs of Chicago. After graduating high school, (Taft H.S.) and attending college (Columbia), he continued to develop his gifts and those gifts eventually led him to a professional career in music where he either drummed or performed production for such successful artists as Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, BeBe & Cece Winans, Yolanda Adams, R. Kelly, and for the past 20 plus years, still remains the music director for one of the industry's best, gospel recording artist, Bishop Marvin Sapp. In addition to being a drummer, Bady is an accomplished singer, song-writer, producer and minister, ordained directly by his father, Pastor O.D. Bady Sr.
After many years of touring and studio work abroad, Bady signed a recording deal with Gospo Centric records (Vicki Mack Lataillade- CEO) and put his talents to work and eventually recorded his solo debut album, Mission K.O.B. (Keep on Believing), where he co-wrote and produced the project with his brother, gospel music legend, Percy Bady.
Ray recently had a reoccurring role on the Oprah Winfrey reality TV show, “The Book of John” (following the life of his good friend & brother, Pastor John Gray).
He believes his time to continue using his gifts to encourage people, is truly RIGHT NOW!
Ray is a devoted husband of over 25 years to Chilond Bady and father of two (Jaimond and Charte’se). His mission in life is simply to encourage inspire and uplift all he comes in contact with!
"I am here to uplift, encourage and inspire all people through the musical and spiritual gifts God has given me. It is my mission to bring joy to families throughout this awesome vehicle we call music."