Staff
Pastor

Dr. Ernest M. Graham

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Bro. Ernest and his family came in October 2016 as Pastor of East Fork Baptist Church. Bro. Ernest, a native of Kentwood, is the son of Edsel and Mary Ann Morris Graham. Ernest has been married to his wife Samantha since March 14, 1987. They have three sons: William, Clayton, and Joseph. 

Bro. Ernest has served full-time  in the gospel ministry among Southern Baptist churches and ministries for the last 30 years. He has had the honor of serving churches in Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma. In Louisiana Bro. Ernest has served in Leesville, Homer, and Denham Springs. He has served in the various ministry roles of Pastor, Minister of Education, and Associate Pastor. In addition, Bro. Ernest and his family have served as missionaries in Uganda, Africa with the International Mission Board. 

Educationally, Bro. Ernest has completed these degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education at Louisiana College (1986); Master of Arts of Religious at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Doctor of Educational Minstry at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2012). 

Bro. Ernest enjoys playing golf, cooking, and watching sports. 

Two Bible verses that have had a significant impact in his life are John 17:3 and John 12:24. These passages have helped in providing the much needed relational and ministerial focus of knowing God in an experiential way as well as the imperative Christ-like virture of humilty so Christ may produce His life and salvation in others. 

 






Organist

Marie Slaven

Ms. Marie Slaven has been blessing East Fork Baptist Church with her tunes at the organ for over 50 years. 






Pianist

Logan N. Johnson

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Logan N. Johnson has been recently promoted to fulltime pianist for East Fork Baptist Church. He served as Assistant Pianist under Ms. Myrna Potts for 3 years. As a freshman in high school, Mary Fay Williams was his piano teacher. As Mary Fay always said, "Logan, if you weren't so smart and wasn't going to be a doctor one day, I think you would be one excellent music major." Logan is living up to his favorite piano instructor's quote as he chases his dreams of pursuing a career in dentistry. He is currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, where he is a fulltime student. He is a Biology major with a concentration in Integrative Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He plans to graduate in the Fall of 2018. He never imagined piano taking him so far, but he gives all thanks to God first, followed by Mary Fay Williams. If he wants you to know one thing it's: dreams are meant to be chased and fulfilled.






Custodians

Jack and Janet Allen

Mr. Jack and Mrs. Janet Allen have served our church as custodians since 2003. They never fail to keep all of our buildings looking beautiful at all times. 






Church Secretary

Sherri Alford






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