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Jack Graham

Dr. Jack Graham is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, one of the nation’s largest, most dynamic congregations.

When Dr. Graham came to Prestonwood in 1989, the 8,000-member congregation responded enthusiastically to his straightforward message and powerful preaching style.

Now thriving with more than 42,000 members, Prestonwood continues to grow. In 2006, the church began a second location, the North Campus, in a burgeoning area 20 miles north of Plano, and the church also has a flourishing Spanish ministry, Prestonwood en Español.

Dr. Graham is a noted author of numerous books, including Man of God, Unseen and a new book, Angels: Who They Are, What They Do and Why It Matters, will be published soon. His passionate, biblical teaching is also seen and heard across the country and throughout the world on PowerPoint Ministries. Through broadcasts, online sermons and e-mail messages, Dr. Graham addresses relevant, everyday issues that are prevalent in our culture and that strike a chord with audiences worldwide.

He recently served as Honorary Chairman of the 2015 National Day of Prayer and he has served as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the country with 16 million members.

He and his wife, Deb, have three married children and eight grandchildren.

Notable Quotes:

“The greatest cause on earth is the mission of the local church proclaiming the Gospel to our neighbors and the nations.”

“Many Christians have stepped out of the tomb, but are still bound by their death clothes of sin. But in Christ, you have the ability to shed the clothes of death and put on new clothes of life.”

“Jesus began His ministry with just 12 humble men. So donʼt let the size of your church or group discourage you from making a big difference for Christ.”

“What I love about Southern Baptists is that it is a local church movement. Itʼs, not a top-down hierarchical movement.”

“To me, one of the joys of my life is to be connected and to leverage those friendships we have with one another to encourage each other. Everyone needs encouragers and mentors, and connectors too.”