The Reverend Doctor Raymond Guterman is a native of Donalsonville, in the Southwest corner of the state of Georgia, where he was very involved in school activities and the First Presbyterian Church. After high school, he attended and graduated with honors, with a degree in accounting from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia. This is where he sensed a Call into the Christian ministry as a profession. He went on to become Columbia Theological Seminary’s (of Decatur, Georgia) youngest graduate to receive his Doctor of Ministry degree in 1980. In seminary, he did internships in Fayetteville, Tennessee, Anniston, Alabama and North Augusta, South Carolina. Following seminary, he served as senior pastor of the Morningside Presbyterian Church of Columbus, Georgia for nine years, the Northwood Presbyterian Church of Clearwater, Florida for fifteen years, and now is in his ninth year as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ocala, Florida.