about our preacher
Reverend Graham is a graduate of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) where he received a Master of Divinity degree. He has also earned his Doctorate of Ministry degree at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to his studies at CRCDS and McCormick Theological Seminary, Reverend Graham studied abroad at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, which afforded him the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the Holy Land.
Reverend Graham has served as pastor of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Darlington S.C. and is currently pastor of Saint John Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Under his leadership at Saint John Baptist Church, the surrounding community is being helped through the Food Pantry and Benevolence Ministry. On Christmas Eve, Saint John Baptist Church reaches out to the homeless/hopefuls and needy in the community with a dinner meal at the church. Over 800 persons from agencies and facilities that serve the homeless are in attendance.
He currently serves as the Moderator of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Association and is currently serving as a Regional Vice-President for The Baptist Education and Missionary Convention of South Carolina. Reverend Graham has served on University of South Carolina Project Impact and on the Advisory Board of Project F.A.I.T.H (Fostering AIDS Initiatives That Heal) which is a state-wide demonstration project of the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council (SCHAC) designed to empower and build the capacity of churches and other faith-based entities to create local solutions to local problems. The initiative included the provision of funding for thirty-four churches within the state of South Carolina. Reverend Graham has also served on the Advisory Board of South Carolina Community Bank.
He is married to the former Ms. Yvette Dukes of Kingstree, South Carolina, who is a third grade teacher at Polo Elementary School. Together they have three children, Jamey O'Neal Graham, Jr., Jayda Orin Graham and Jasmyn Olivia Graham.
Reverend Graham's love for preaching the gospel with clarity and power affords him the privilege to conduct revivals, seminars, and other workshops for church growth and development. He is a gospel preacher and a Christian gentleman. He loves the Lord and his soul's desire is to be like Jesus.