Rev. Chris Howe

Chris has been an ordained pastor since 1992. Chris attended college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he received a BA in Psychology. He went on to attend seminary at the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University and received his Master of Divinity degree. Chris has pastored in several churches both in Tennessee and North Carolina and has also been deeply involved in Hospice Chaplaincy.

Chris loves to share God’s Word anytime he has the opportunity and finds great joy in the opportunity to visit with others and learn their story. We all have a great story to tell. Most of our stories have some similarities, joys, sorrows and brokenness. But there is always a uniqueness to each story which gives each of us an exciting perspective and unique testimony to the power of God in our lives.”

Chris and Ronda began attending First Baptist Graham in 2015 and knew from the beginning they had found a special home. “There is a kindness, love and acceptance within this Body of Christ that is very powerful. It is this manifestation of God’s Spirit which will allow this church to serve this community and offer that same love and acceptance to all God brings to us.”

Chris and Ronda live in Burlington and have five children. Ronda is employed by Registry Partners Incorporated in Burlington.


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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.David & Shannon HallLines 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.”

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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. She also received a M. A. in English from University of New Orleans in 2000. 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 Holt

Ann has been our organist since March 2012. She is a graduate of Meredith College with a degree in Church Music, with a minor in Organ Performance. She was the Music Minister at FBCGraham from 1994 to 2007, and before that served as Minister of Music at Hocutt Memorial Baptist in Burlington, NC, Director of Music and Youth at Highland Baptist in Garner, NC, and Organist at West Raleigh Presbyterian in Raleigh, NC. She recently retired as a private piano teacher for over 35 years. She is married to Steve Holt, and has 3 grown children, Kathryn, Scott and Tom, and 3 perfect grandchildren, Logan, Kathleen and Olivia. Her go to verse in the Bible is James 1: 2-6.





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Administrative Assistant

Diann Clapp

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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