Jack Graham Biography
Dr. Jack Graham is the pastor of
When Dr. Graham came to Prestonwood in 1989, the 8,000-member congregation responded enthusiastically to his straightforward message and powerful preaching style. He challenged the Prestonwood family with a vision for a larger outreach, and in 1999, the church moved from its
Thriving with more than 30,000 members, Prestonwood continues to grow with seven weekend worship services, a midweek service, Bible Fellowship classes and multiple outreach and community ministries that reach thousands. In 2006, the church added a second location—Prestonwood North—in a burgeoning area 20 miles north of Plano. In 2011, a third location, the Dallas Campus, was added at 12123 Hillcrest Road in North Dallas.
Dr. Graham has served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest American Protestant denomination, with 16 million members and as president of the SBC Pastor’s Conference.
He is a noted author of numerous books, including You Can Make a Difference, Lessons from the Heart, A Hope and a Future, Life According to Jesus, Are you Fit for Life? and Courageous Parenting, co-authored by wife, Deb, and based on their experiences as parent. His most recent book, Powering Up, was released in Spring 2009. Jack Graham’s passionate, biblical teaching is also seen and heard across the country and throughout the world on PowerPoint Ministries. Through broadcasts, online sermons and e-mail messages, he addresses relevant, everyday issues that are prevalent in our culture and that strike a chord with audiences worldwide.
Dr. Graham was ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1970, and has a master of divinity degree with honors and a doctor of ministry degree in Church and Proclamation from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He and Deb have three married children and three grandchildren.