Percy McCray Jr.
Director, Faith-Based Programs
Overcoming cancer often requires a heroic amount of physical, emotional and spiritual strength. No one understands this better than the Reverend Percy McCray and his dedicated pastoral staff.
Every day, those who provide pastoral care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), which includes clergy persons, social service workers and various volunteer community pastors, help people build a bridge from despair to hope. As the Rev. McCray says, “The goal of the department is to provide an ecumenical umbrella of spiritual support for patients, family members and staff, whereby persons of any faith can be strengthened, motivated and inspired to combat cancer.”
In creating an environment conducive to healing and recovery, pastoral care providers are a great source of comfort for patients and families.
A fully ordained minister, Rev. McCray is a member of the United States Chaplains Association and an executive board member for Eternal Light Ministries in Chicago. He has been recognized as one of the “most influential African Americans in Lake County (IL)” by the People’s Voice newspaper for his religious and leadership roles within the community.
In addition to his role as Director of Faith-Based Programs at CTCA, Rev. McCray helps lead Our Journey of Hope®, a cancer ministry training and support program.