Rev. Dr. Preston Graham Jr.
Executive Director, Mission Anabaino
- Pittsburgh Theological Seminary & Aberdeen University, D. Min., Thesis: Totus Christus For The Total Church: In Search For Holistic Christian Spirituality and Church Practice
- Yale University, S.T.M. American Religious History
- Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, MA), M.Div.
- University of Georgia, B.S., Psychology
- A Kingdom Not Of This World: Stuart Robinson’s Struggle to Distinguish the Sacred from the Secular During the American Civil War (Mercer University Press, 2002)
- “A Sacramental Theology of the Gospel: Rediscovering the Saving Presence of God in the Church,” The Assembling Ourselves Together (WPC Books, 2005)
- “To Join or Not To Join? The Calling of Church Membership,” Modern Reformation (May/June 1999 Vol: 8, 3)
- The Church Question: Is The Church Essential For the Gospel? (CPC Publications, 1997)
- A Baptism That Saves (CPC Publications, 1999)
Rev. Graham was raised in Atlanta, GA. After graduating from the University of Georgia. After a brief stint in business, he served seven years in campus ministry (four as Campus Director) and five years as the project director of an inner city ministry in Atlanta.
Transitioning to the north, he received his M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and started a campus ministry at Gordon College. After serving as interim pastor at a church in Boston for a year, he relocated to New Haven CT where he received a S.T.M degree from Yale University in Americqn Religious History.
While still a student at Yale, he taught a confessional theology to a group of young professionals and graduate students. Little did he know that God’s providence would call upon him to plant a church in New Haven shortly after graduation. Since then Rev. Graham has served the Yale-New Haven community for over 33 years while overseeing the plantning of three mission churches in Southern CT.
In 2017 Preston led CPC New Haven in the establishment of Mission Anabaino (MA), a church planting network and theological collaborative in Missional Ecclesiology committed to strategically targeting sites in post-Christian “frontiers” in need of church planting movements. As netword, MA is actively involved in defining, financing and executing church planting strategy. As collaborative in missional ecclesiolog, MA offers coaching and support to its church planters, hosts monthly local and global collaboratives and an annual global collaborative conference geared to a Total Christ vision. To date, MA is responsible for assisting in the planting of 20 churches.
Dr. Graham has taught Reformed Missional Ecclesiology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the Yale School of Divinity and speaks in various conferences dedicated to mission in post-Christendom contexts especially.
His interests include dog training, boating (Long Island Sound and Adirondacks) and spending time at his 120-acre Adirondack camp (Upstate, NY) with family.
Rev. Graham and his wife Lisa reside in New Haven, CT and enjoy time with their grown children and grandchildren.