Rev. Travis Russell
Travis has been on staff at First Baptist Graham since December of 2013. He previously served churches in Reidsville, NC and Whiteville, NC. Travis graduated from UNC Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in education. Travis received his M.Div. from Campbell University Divinity School with languages and a concentration in pastoral care. He also received CPE residency certification from Alamance Regional Medical Center where he served as a chaplain.
As pastor of First Baptist, Travis seeks to cultivate a Christ-centered community of belonging. He believes the church is a transformative place where we connect with God and belong together. Through his ministry, he seeks to help people connect with God, engage with each other, and make a difference together in this world through the work of the Kingdom.
Travis’s greatest joy in life is his family. Travis and his wife, Whitney, met at Campbell University Divinity School, and have two sons, Carter and Parker. Travis and Whitney love taking trips as a family, competing over ACC basketball, and watching Carter and Parker laugh and discover God’s great creation.
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Associate Pastor of Music and Family Ministries
Rev. Shannon Hall
Shannon has been on staff since October of 2009. She enjoys the fellowship of this nurturing church family and the joy of being a part of God’s gathered community here at First Baptist. Shannon has been actively involved in church music since her childhood and celebrates the power of music to inspire Christians to worship more deeply.Lines from hymns have a special place in her heart, and one of the most meaningful is from The Master Hath Come (Sarah Doudney): “The Master hath called us, His sons and His daughters, we plead for His blessing and trust in His love; and thro’ the green pastures, beside the still waters, He’ll lead us at last to His kingdom above.”
Shannon and her family moved to this area in 2007 from Henderson County, North Carolina. Shannon has served on staff at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, West Hendersonville Baptist Church, French Broad Baptist Church (Hendersonville) and Lakeview Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. Shannon received a BA in English and a minor in music from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. She is married to David Hall who teaches middle school science at Gravelly Hill Middle School in Orange County. Both Shannon and David attended the Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans where Shannon received a master’s degree in Christian Education and David a master of divinity degree. Shannon was ordained by First Baptist Church of Graham in June of 2010. She and David have three children: Jonathan, Chloe, and Caroline. They live in Mebane.
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Ann has been our organist since March 2012. She is a graduate of Meredith College with a degree in Church Music and Organ Performance. She is a former Music Minister at various churches, and is also a private piano teacher (www.myownpianolessons.com). She is married to Steve Holt and has three grown children, two granddaughters and one grandson.
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Diann has been on staff since June 2017. Diann was born and raised in Alamance County.
Her husband is Jamie Clapp and they live in Mebane. They have a daughter Jessica, and a granddaughter Hailey. Her family attends Integrity Church and they are involved in several ministries. Diann enjoys spending time with her family, reading and gardening.
Her life verse: Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Phillipians 4:6)
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