|Sherri Arnold Graham|
Reverend Sherri Arnold Graham is a
resident of Fayetteville, North Carolina and is Pastor
of Oberlin Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Called to do the
work of an Evangelist, she is prayerfully watching for God's directions and
people's needs as opportunities to spread the Gospel. In response to Matthew
25:31-46 (In as much as we care for the least of these...) and Luke 10:29-37 ("The
Good Samaritan") she is passionate about her calling to communities in crisis,
hospitals and prisons.
A "Servant Leader" with an extensive corporate background, she has been used by God to lead several community development grant projects. After 7 years experience in the investment industry, her assignment changed from "investing in commodities to investing in souls." She believes a key component of her ministry is to help build bridges between community needs and corporate resources, while building the Kingdom of God. In that regard, she is the President of "The Sherri Arnold Graham Foundation," a Ministry for Breast Cancer Awareness & Support. Reverend Graham's leadership has served as the catalyst for unprecedented faith-based partnerships with both Cape Fear Valley Health System, Fayetteville and Rex Hospital, Raleigh. Correspondingly, hundreds of uninsured and underinsured women can now receive quality mammograms at no cost. This health advocacy and health awareness ministry is now regarded as a collaboration model for miscellaneous health initiatives.
Reverend Graham's work literally reflects the Foundation's multicultural, non-denominational mission statement. All of the Foundation's literature and services are available in both English and Spanish. The Foundation has cultivated an engagement of "Community Partners," including the Baptist, Jewish, Catholic, Methodist, Buddhist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Non-Denominationals, and businesses of diverse ethnicities.
Reverend Graham graduated Shaw University Divinity School in May 2007 with High Honors and a concentration in Homiletics. Uniquely recognized as an exemplary student and teacher, she has served as Graduate Research Assistant for the renowned Dr. Gardner C. Taylor since 2005. Reverend Graham also served as Teaching Assistant for Dr. Moses Goldmon's Health and Spirituality Class. She also credits Dr. Melvin Baxter Tuggle, II as one of her shining role models and mentors through his exemplary leadership in the communities of faith and that of Johns Hopkins University. She is presently embarking upon her Doctoral work in the realm of Transformative Pastoral Leadership.
Reverend Graham is a native of Clairton, Pennsylvania and a 1984 graduate of Emory University, with a B.B.A. in Personnel and Enterprise Management, now self-employed as a Management Consultant. She is married to Dr. Ernesto Graham and they have two children: Faith Sheree and Ernesto, II.