D.Th., University of South Africa

M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

B.S., Multnomah Bible College

Hired in 1991


Dr. Lubeck’s name and preferred title is “Ray”. He was born a Texan to Canadian parents and German grandparents. He grew up in deserts but now lives in green, green Portland. After graduating from Multnomah, he attended five different graduate schools in four different countries on three different continents. Ray has worked at Multnomah since 1991 and loves his work. He has written two books and has contributed book chapters, articles, papers, and reviews for a number of publications.

Ray and his wife, Tamara have been happily married for over three and a half decades. They are active in their church, Family of Grace, located in a high-need, under-served area of Portland (Burnside & 124th), where he preaches, leads worship, and serves in leadership. He drives either his MINI Cooper or Ram 4×4, and likes smoked oyster pizza, playing guitar and bass, hanging with his adult kids and young grandkids, and watching “wildlife” like Seahawks and Ducks. Most of all, he desires to grow in his love life with Jesus, his wife, his family, his church, his students, his community, and others.

Faculty Headshot Ray Lubeck

Selected Publications

  • Lubeck, R. (2005). Read the Bible for a change. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers.
  • Lubeck, R. (2011). Swallowing Jonah: Strategies for reading biblical narratives. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing