Bro. Rey or Rae, as he likes to be called, has been the pastor of the Elect Bride Assembly for 11 years now. He is 47 years old. He assumed the position after the merger of the Word Bride Christian Fellowship (Pinagbuhatan, Pasig) and the Original Life Assembly (Pineda, Pasig) in December of 2002.
Baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ when he was 13 during the summer of 1979, Bro. Rey started to be involved in the ministry by age 16, leading songs and emceeing. By the time he was 18 he became the Youth leader of the Church of the Overcomers, pastored by his elder brother, Bro. Roel Soriano. Not long after that he became one of the associate ministers for seven years while also traveling around the country in proclaiming the Message of the hour.
In August of 1988 he married Sis. Bernadette Bernardo, daughter of Pastor Danny Bernardo of the Church of the Living God, in San Pedro Laguna. After 7 years, Bro. Rey was ordained as pastor of the Original Life Assembly in Fort Bonifacio which later was transferred to Bgy. Pineda in Pasig. He pastored OLA for a total of 7 years before the merger came.
Within the 18 years of full time ministry, Bro. Rey has been instrumental in establishing several churches in the country and is also actively assisting Filipino ministers who have started fellowships in other countries as well. He has also had the blessed opportunity of ministering the Word to Message churches in the U.S.A., in Canada, Germany, Norway, Italy, China, Hongkong, UAE and Qatar.
Bro. Rey and Sis. Benette have been blessed with 2 children, Justin Ray and Esther Ann who are both faithfully serving the Lord.