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Sports Talk Host

Local Address:  Massillon , Ohio , United States
ESPN 990

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.A. , Religion
    Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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Ray Jeske, sports talk host ..., 4 June 2015 [cached]
Ray Jeske, sports talk host for ESPN 990 in Massillon, said the buzz over the Cavaliers is epic. Page 2 of 3 - "It's just been absolutely crazy," he said. "Everywhere I go (and) everyone I talk to ... everybody wants to know if the Cavs can win the championship - it's just relentless." "I think that more than sports fans, there's some kind of shared civic pride or regional pride that all of us find in ourselves," said Jeske, who has worked in sports talk for roughly 15 years.
Jeske takes a similar approach. The sports talker admitted he will be on pins and needles during NBA Finals games as he roots for Cleveland. He even joked on air that he would annoy neighbors when he mows his yard late at night to ease the anxiety of watching the games. "I think everybody who does sports for a profession, almost all of us, are fans," Jeske said. "Having watched LeBron play since early in his freshman year of high school, I watch him today like a nervous parent," he said. "I'm totally emotionally invested in his success." Both Roda and Jeske envision a monumental celebration if the Cavaliers win the title. "I just think it will be so cathartic that I expect millions of people to take to the streets wherever they are to celebrate," Jeske said of Ohioans.
Ray ..., 29 Oct 2010 [cached]
Ray Jeske
Ray Jeske - Pastor of Evangelism
Ray became a follower of Jesus Christ on July 27, 1975, at the age of 19, just prior to enrolling at Kent State University. It was at Kent that Ray made many significant friendships, including the woman who became his wife - Sue, and the man who became his co-pastor - Steve Neptune (see above)!
Ray was one of the founders of Community of Believers Church, where he was called and trained as a pastor, and received ordination in 1982. His earliest lessons in preaching and teaching were learned there. Ray now majors in helping GateWay Church touch the surrounding area with God's love in practical ways, and equipping other churches to do the same.
Married to Susan for twenty-seven years and a father to three grown daughters, Ray also finds time to host a sports talk show on ESPN 990 in Stark County, Ohio and actually thinks running marathons is fun!
Ray is a summa cum laude graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. Religion) in Chicago, and teaches evangelism as a member of the HarvestNet Institute faculty in Cleveland.
Pastoral Leadership Team - Steve Neptune, Ray Jeske, David Rasmussen
Pastor of Outreach - Ray Jeske
GateWay Church, Cleveland Ohio, 23 Nov 2008 [cached]
Ray Jeske, Pastor Of Evangelism
Until recently, Ray Jeske ..., 16 Aug 2014 [cached]
Until recently, Ray Jeske served as a bi-vocational pastor helping to plant the GateWay Church in Aurora, Ohio. He specializes as instructor of evangelism as a faculty member of the HarvestNet Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, a training consortium of some thirty churches equipping future church leaders. Ray also is owner of radio station ESPN990 and hosts "The Ray Jeske Show", a sports talk show where he interviews players, coaches and newsmakers of high school sports within and around Stark County.
Ray's heart is to help men and women develop leadership skills and he brings his expertise to the Free Methodist Conference to assist pastors and laity to become better leaders.
He can be contacted at or can be reached at 330-844-0400.
Megan Hoffman & Natalie Vinci Interview ... [cached]
Megan Hoffman & Natalie Vinci Interview with Ray Jeske of ESPN
Megan Hoffman & Natalie Vinci Interview with Ray Jeske of ESPN
As part of the indoor state championship team, they were invited to be on the air with Ray Jeske from the local ESPN radio station this morning.
They both did a great job with the questions Ray asked and represented STA very well.
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