Published on February 25th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff1
Rev. Jamey O. Graham, Sr., Pastor, Saint John Baptist Church
Reverend Jamey O. Graham, Sr. is a native of Andrews, South Carolina. He is the fourth child born to Mr. Paul (the late Feary Mae) Graham. He received his public education in the Georgetown County School District.
Reverend Graham furthered his education by enrolling into Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina where he graduated number one in his class and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a teaching certification in Social Studies. Upon graduation Reverend Graham was employed at Mayo High School for Math Science and Technology in Darlington S.C., as a Social Studies teacher.
While at Morris College, Reverend Graham served as Student representative to the Board of Trustees. He served as president of Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, and State President of the Student South Carolina Education Association. Reverend Graham presently serves as Secretary of the Gethsemane Association. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
He has received many honors and awards including a listing in Who’s Who among outstanding students in Colleges and Universities, Presidential Scholar, O.R. Reuben Scholar, Dean’s List, recipient of the UNCF/Andrew Mellon Fellowship, and a recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. honor scholarship at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.
Reverend Graham is a graduate of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School where he received a Master of Divinity degree. He also has 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, S.C. He serves also as Regional Vice President for the Baptist E and M Convention of South Carolina, and the Vice-Moderator of the Gethsemane Association.
He is married to the former Ms. Yvette Dukes of Kingstree, South Carolina, who is a 3rd grade teacher at Polo Elementary School. Together they have three children: a son, Jamey O’Neal Graham, Jr. and two daughters, 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.