Pastor Brad Graves

Senior Pastor at First Baptist

Brad Graves became Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in 2016. Before that, Brad pastored, planted, and served in churches nationwide, in states including Arkansas, Virginia, New Hampshire, Ohio, California, and Missouri.

Having a heart for church planting, Brad and Becky formerly served as missionaries with the North American Mission Board (NAMB). Together, they have served on many international mission trips, and Brad has taught various courses on church planting, evangelism, and church revitalization. He has spoken at many pastor's conferences.

Brad was born in June 1973 in Springdale, Arkansas. He became a Christian on April 1, 1992, and surrendered to full-time ministry in February 1993. He married Becky Mackenzie on December 21, 1996, who is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. They have four children: Twins, Nathan and Noah who are out of the house, and Levi and Gracie still at home. They also have a daughter, Isabella Hope, born into Heaven in August 2007. Their first granddaughter was born in February 2024.

Brad received his education at the University of Arkansas and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Known as a creative and engaging speaker with a heart for evangelism, Brad and his family are leading our church in exciting new ways.

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