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Dr. Arnold-Graham is the Founder & President of The Sherri Arnold-Graham Foundation “A Ministry for Breast Cancer Awareness & Support”, a non-profit providing Free Mammograms and awareness campaigns to uninsured and under-insured women in the United States, United Kingdom and the Caribbean Islands.

Reverend Dr. Sherri Arnold-Graham is the visionary founder and CEO of Dunamis Development Associates. She is the former pastor of the historic Oberlin Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she became the first female pastor of a mainline Baptist church in the history of Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Arnold-Graham served as the first Director of Development for a Lilly Grant at Shaw Divinity School and is the distinguished immediate past Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North Carolina, an Auxiliary to the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc. As a Convention Officer, she used the culmination of her pastoral legacy, business acumen for corporate development and her innate love for executive servant leadership in, “Missions and Stewardship,” to successfully serve over 1700 Baptist churches (over 500,000 Baptists) of North Carolina. Dr. Arnold-Graham’s record of record-breaking results in transforming ministries, communities, conferences and conventions to 21st Century Kingdom Building Missions and multi-generational evangelical gatherings is truly spirit-led and reliant upon the Dunamis power of God. 

Dr. Arnold-Graham earned a B.B.A. in Personnel and Enterprise Management from Emory University in 1984, and a Master of Divinity from Shaw University Divinity School in 2007. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities from both Emory and Shaw. She also served as a Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Gardner C. Taylor and ultimately Associate Professor at Shaw Divinity School for The Preaching of Gardner C. Taylor. While at Emory she interned with corporate giants like Columbia Pictures and Coca-Cola: ultimately landing a job with Procter & Gamble. Her spectrum of work ranges from Legal Aid to Wall Street and includes seven years as a paralegal in the investment industry with Federated Investors and Rogers & Wells in New York City. She once was quoted as saying that, “God promoted her from investing in commodities to investing in souls.” Dr. Arnold-Graham earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary where her research chronicles the power of Christian preaching to transform people and communities.

Dr. Arnold-Graham has devoted herself to the study of homiletics beyond U.S. borders to include Oxford University, Oxford, England and at the American University of Paris. Dr. Arnold-Graham is a dynamic international conference presenter who speaks on the Transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ, Community Empowerment Strategies, Health Disparities, Health & Spirituality, and Faith-based Health Care Mission Collaborations. She is known and has proven to be a gracious and graceful servant leader called to exemplify the power of humility in ministry.

 Dr. Arnold-Graham is a native of Clairton, Pennsylvania and is the daughter of the late Willie James Arnold and Elouise Combs Arnold. She is married to Dr. Ernesto Graham, and they have two children: Faith Sheree (a Massage Therapist) and Ernesto, II (a Junior at Morehouse College).

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