Stanley Ray Jr, also known as Stanley Watson Jr., is a native of Norfolk, VA. He has gained international exposure through radio and print media, including an interview with George Houston of Blessed Lifestyle magazine.
Stanley Ray's gospel music ministry includes several releases, including the re-packaged album "I Am A New Creature" (2023), "MERCY & GRACE" (2014), collaboration with Domonique Mitchell Presents Inspirational Music For the Soul, Vol 1 (2016), and the singles "I Want to Be Like Jesus" (2019), "ALL POWER IN HIS HAND" (2020), and the new single "You Lord" (2021). He has also worked with Jurnee Productions in Orlando, Florida, under CEO Mr. Joe Woodard, for the company's "Inspiration Celebration" series. Throughout his journey, Stanley Ray has shared the stage with renowned gospel artists such as Smokie Norful, Deitrick Haddon, and Vicki Winans.
In 2010, Mr. Watson was invited to the 96.3 KISS FM's Family Reunion Gospel Showcase in Augusta, Georgia, where he performed alongside James Fortune and FIYA, among others. Beyond music, Stanley has also ventured into modeling for Phillip Michaels Fashion for Men and has taken on acting roles in theater productions ("No Money, No Love"; "God's Trombones") and television (The 700 Club).
Stanley is registered with BMI as a Composer/Writer/Publisher, creating songs of praise and worship. Through his ministry, he shares the Good News of God's readiness to heal and mend broken hearts and souls, offering a new lease on life in the name of Jesus. Amen!