4382 Sandner Dr.
Sarasota, Florida 34243
An executive with major design and retail firms, as well as owning her own firm, as a second career, the Rev. Dorothy Okray chose to enter ministry. She attended Andover Newton Seminary in Boston and was ordained a United Methodist minister. Rev. Okray served churches in New York and Michigan. Upon retirement, recognizing the need, she began a website featuring multi media for use in churches.
CHURCHgalleries is a website offering a professional source of media for churches. Every effort has been made to design images that project a biblical message both contemporary and traditional as well as those needed for the activities in a church. Almost 10 years old, CHURCHgalleries can boast of subscribers from all over the world!
When I introduced media to my churches, I was met with skepticism and some criticism....at first. To my astonishment and delight, many of the most vocal dissenters became the greatest supporters.
Often, the costs appear overwhelming to the smaller churches. There are so many that sre struggling. And yet in today's society, although budgets are tight, churches must offer a contemporary, multimedia approach to worship in order to remain relevant. Having served many times under these circumstances, I have been determined to try to keep the prices low on the website even while my costs keep escalating.
So please have patience, as I try to adjust the website to attract donations, additional subscriptions, advertising and eventually contributors. I would greatly appreciate your support and recommendations. And any suggestions......
I cannot express the depth of my gratitude for all the prayers and good wishes I received last year from so many of you when my website was hacked, ransomed and lost while at the same time suffering a major illness. But I am alive and very well. After all these months, I believe I am getting close to uploading most of the images from the original website. I especially wish to thank those who sent some of the images that were missing.
You are all in my prayers. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Blessings, Reverend Dorothy Okray