Arthur J. Gray, II, JD, D. Min brings a rich and varied background to his consulting work with Genysys. Dr. Gray has been an attorney for over 20 years; he was a Deputy District Attorney for 10 years with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office and spent most of his time there as a prosecutor working in the Compton Hardcore Gang Division. He prosecuted some of the most violent criminals of murders, multiple murders, and robberies. Dr. Gray was considered a tough but fair prosecutor. He appeared twice on the PBS television series Life and Times. He has worked as a community advocate, partnering with residents to make streets safe. During his tenure, he earned and still has the respect of attorneys, judges, law enforcement, and community leaders.
Prosecution was his career, but advocating for justice is his passion. Dr. Gray has also been in ministry for over 25 years. During and after leaving the District Attorney’s office, he pastored churches in Inglewood and Long Beach, California. Pastor Art, as many congregants still call him, delivered many powerful messages that many received needed encouragement and direction for their lives. Dr. Art has also served as a national denominational executive and leader in urban and multicultural ministries, overseeing over 140 pastoral leaders and churches. He has spoken nationally and internationally to intimate groups as well as to groups of thousands. His vision for transforming lives and empowering everyone to live out his or her greatest, God-given potential was at the core of every ministry assignment, and thus GraysMatters was born. Dr. Art is the founder and Executive Director of GraysMatters, where he focuses his work on organizational consulting and life coaching to help people move from surviving to thriving! His organization, GraysMatters, has also focused on helping people understand the criminal justice system as well as working to keep youth out of the juvenile and, ultimately, the criminal justice system. He is still a licensed attorney acting on behalf of attorneys in civil and criminal matters. With this background and focus, working with Genysys is a natural fit. He focuses his Genysys consulting practice on executive coaching, Strategic Futuring for Individuals, and organizational development work across sectors.
Dr. Gray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Loyola Marymount University, a Juris Doctors degree from Southwestern University School of Law, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Transformational Leadership in the Global City from Bakke Graduate University. He has a Certificate of Leadership Development through Coach Certification Training from LeaderBreakthru. Dr. Gray is also a regular contributor on Fox’s Good Day LA morning program. He speaks on legal, religious, and other newsworthy social issues. He is an adjunct faculty member of Tozer Seminary in Redding, California, where his class “Politics, Legalities and Money” is geared to help students understand the comprehensive impact these areas have in today’s society. He is also an adjunct professor at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California, teaching Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Old Testament Survey, Business Law, and Introduction to Business.