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Abridged Venue/Client List


  • Victory Christian Fellowship - Lynden, WA
  • Cornwall Church - Bellingham, WA
  • Teen Sing Over Iowa - Ames, IA
  • Christian Bible Fellowship - Kansas University
  • Christian Student Center - Louisiana Tech University
  • Riverside Campus Outreach - University of Southwest Louisiana
  • Roosevelt Community Church - Bellingham, WA
  • Midwest Collegiate Invitational - Lawrence, KS
  • Campus Advance Northwest - Seattle, WA
  • Ames Youth Rally - Ames, IA
  • Oikos Fellowhip, Bellingham, WA
  • Campus Advance Spring Retreat - University of Colorado

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Overview

Damon J. Gray

Damon J. Gray is a dynamic speaker with passion and purpose, one who grabs your attention and holds it for as long as he is speaking. His vibrant, yet unassuming personality, combined with his transparency and engaging presentation style, allows him to present practical, biblical messages that leave audiences encouraged, believing in themselves, believing in each other, and believing in the God who loves and empowers all of us.

Damon is enthusiastic about letting people know that God is for us and not against us, and that God went to extreme measures to restore relationship with us. Damon's gift for teaching enables him to drive home Biblical truths in a challenging, yet engaging and inviting way, noting that we are sons and daughters of the King Most High, and challenging us to live in that reality!

Damon is vehement about demonstrating that the Bible is not a dead word from God, but that it has compelling relevance for today's follower after Christ, an approach to Bible reading and study that makes the exercise thrilling and enjoyable. Damon connects with his audience through the sharing of candid, personal experiences, showing how God has walked faithfully with him, and how biblical truths are validated through those experiences.

Event Planning

Damon J. Gray Damon's primary focus in his addresses is on what he calls "Long-View Living in a Short-View World." Everything we do as Christ follows must be done with eternity in view. With that broad baseline, Damon likes to enter into a personal conversation with the event planner, well in advance of the event date, with the goal of determining your specific needs, and how those needs can best be met. Nancy Duarte once noted that delivering a talk without understanding your audience is like addressing a love letter to "To whom it may concern." Once the need determination is made, Damon will begin prayerful study and preparation of a presentation designed specifically to help achieve your goals for the event.

For Event Planners, many logistical and introductory questions are addressed on the Speaking FAQs page.
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You can view and download Damon's Speaker's Packet here: Damon J. Gray - Speaker Packet

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What You Can Expect From Damon & the Long-View Living Team

  • Timely and courteous responses to your queries and messages
  • A personal phone consultation between Damon (or a member of the team) and the Event Coordinator, well in advance of the event, so Damon can determine how he can best serve you and your audience.
  • If your event is open to the public, event announcements on all of Damon's regular social media channels.
  • A thoughtfully prepared and dynamically delivered presentation, designed to achieve the desired outcomes for your event.
  • A follow up consultation after the event to validate that Damon met your needs & expectations.

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Notable Endorsements

Damon Gray is an excellent speaker whose intelligence, emotional openness, warmth and humor engage his audience in both heart and mind. His lively talks express both profound biblical knowledge and deep understanding of human nature. His teaching is captivating, and his handling of difficult topics is nothing short of brilliant. I would warmly recommend Damon as a speaker to groups of any size.
Rachelle Gardner – Literary Agent
Books & Such Literary Agency, Colorado Springs, CO
Pursue Jesus, Practice Love - Damon Gray embodies this mission. He speaks with a blend of no-nonsense, organic, real-life word pictures and interweaves his own life challenges and experiences with the authority of what God's word has to say. If you want to hear the latest psycho-babble, then Damon isn't your choice. But if you want to be challenged and motivated to live an overcoming and courageous life, then you will want to hear what he has on his heart
Jim Visbeek MACS – Lead Pastor Victory Christian Fellowship, Lynden, WA
Damon Gray is a speaker who penetrates right to the heart of his audience. His vulnerability and passion for God are inspiring, allowing his audience to take God at His word. He has such a relatable way of teaching - the Word comes alive and becomes applicable to the lives of each soul present. It is rare to find speakers who are able to share with the level of vulnerability and wisdom found in Damon Gray. He is a gift, and he has a gift. I highly recommend him without any reservations
April Chapman – Speaker and Writer
Marketing Manager at EVOC Excellence, Phoenix, AZ


I have had the pleasure of hearing Damon speak numerous times. His blend of biblical fervor and candor is both refreshing and inspiring! You would be blessed to have this amazing man of God address your group
Amberly Neese – Humorist, Author, and Speaker
Mouthpeace Ministries, Prescott, AZ
Damon Gray speaks not only with depth of knowledge of the Scriptures, but with passion birthed from his love for Jesus. Damon can be vulnerable and mighty at the same time as he brings you into his stories and then shares the hope of Christ. Besides his speaking ability, Damon is a listener and a learner, coming to your group not just to bring a message but to also serve his audience.
Emily Nelson – Speaker, Emcee, Humorist, Writer, and Church Planter
Board of Directors at The Freedom Story & Shepherd's Gate, San Francisco, CA
Damon will give you a fresh, challenging, and honest perspective on any topic, lest you casually believe you understand.


John Meenk – Attorney – Washington State Bar
Elder - Victory Christian Fellowship, Lynden, WA


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A Bit of Feedback From Audiences


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   This list is not exclusive. Damon can customize a presentation specifically for your needs.



What Do You See?

Seeing others the way Jesus sees them.
Damon examines the ways look at one another – ways that are often degrading, and even dehumanizing. People become things to us, rather than men and women created in the image of God. Damon takes the audience on a journey through John chapter nine, looking at the conversations and interactions with the man born blind. We see him as the people saw him, and then we see him the way Jesus says we should see him.

We / Me

Personalizing my standing with Christ.
We / Me is an exploration of the group-phenomenon Christian experience pitted against the acute singularity of the atonement each of us needs from Jesus. Through study of the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, the audience is challenged to move from the group mentality that says, “God, we have sinned. Forgive us,” to saying “God I have sinned. Forgive me.” – from “Please save us, Lord.” to “Lord, please save me.”

Coloring Inside the Lines

Following a system of rules will never suffice for us. That's why we have grace!
Damon takes an in-depth look at the parable of the Good Samaritan, and does so veering away from common themes drawn from this well-known parable. Drawing on the cultural background, the Law, and the traditions, Damon is able to shed light on the parable for life-changing perspectives that are challenging, fascinating, and easy to miss without the background.

Failure is Not Fatal

What to do when I fall flat on my face.
In an achievement-driven society that defines “success” in exceedingly materialistic ways, the tendency is to evaluate our walk with Christ using a similar measuring stick. Damon rejects the worldly definitional baseline, and demonstrates from Jesus’ own words how success for a Christ-follower is found in how we handle inevitable moral and ethical failure.

Aligning Our Loyalties

How do I conduct myself with an absentee master?
Damon draws on the Parable of the Pounds to examine how Christ-followers behave when the Master is not looking. In this parable from Jesus, the nobleman assigned his servants a very specific task, and then went away. Like them, how do we conduct ourselves in the Master’s absence?

The Invitation

God invites us to share in his banquet. (This has a more evangelistic tone.)
In the parable of the Great Banquet we are told how a meal is prepared, and once ready, the invited guests are called to attend. At that point we hear the stream of absurd reasons (excuses) offered for not being able to attend the banquet. By extension, Jesus has invited us to his banquet table, and he “compels” us to join him there.

For Honor of His Name

In hearing and responding to our prayers, God never dishonors His own name.
In this discourse, the audience walks through Jesus’ parable of the Friend at Midnight, a story from Jesus that is often read as little more than an encouragement to be persistent in prayer. Damon approaches the story from the angle of honor, demonstrating for the audience how Jesus wants us to understand that God hears and answers our prayers because his holy honor demands that he do so.

Crying For Justice

God will avenge his own quickly. His justice is holy, and complete.
Similar to the previous keynote, this sister presentation looks at the parable of the Unjust Judge, a parable in which a persistent widow pesters a judge into granting her a favorable judgement. Rather than read this as a call from Jesus to petition God endlessly until we get what we want from him, Damon shows how the parable teaches us something quite different – that it is unnecessary to badger God because God is everything this unjust judge is not.

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Download a Speaker Packet here.
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Acts 17:28 - ἐν αὐτῷ γὰρ ζῶμεν καὶ κινούμεθα καὶ ἐσμέν