Pastor James now has 17 years of ministry experience. After serving as a youth pastor for 14 years, playing on the worship team, leading worship, and helping with kid’s ministry at various times, he has now served as Sr. Pastor at Graham Chapel for 3 years. He and Hannah have been married for almost 7 years. They have one son (Perry) and one daughter (Naomi).
Life Verse –
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do,and he will show you which path to take. — Proverbs 3:5-6 5
COVID-19 Verse –
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” — John 16:33
Haley began leading worship when she was 4 years old at Eden Wesleyan Church. Playing instruments and singing has been a passion of Haley’s most of her life. She and Brandon, her husband of 5 years, met at Eden Wesleyan, in youth group, underneath the leadership of James Henderson. She attended North Greenville University where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, Haley spent 6 years teaching before resigning to stay home with Norah, their first child. Brandon and Haley enjoy farming and spending time with their family.
Student Pastor: Timmy Young
Timmy Young has been a part of Graham Chapel since 2018. He loves the honor of leading the youth closer to the Lord. He desires to bringing laughter and the joy of the Lord to the youth ministry. There is nothing better to Timmy than seeing the youth understand their identity in Christ and live out their lives serving Him.
Timmy graduated from Southern Wesleyan University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries and a Master’s Degree in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson University in 2017. Timmy married Christine Young in 2016. They love serving the Lord together and have a heart for fostering children and youth. Timmy also enjoys sports (especially basketball), buffalo wings, hiking, and making YouTube videos.
“I am excited to get to be a part of the Graham Chapel family and to be a part of helping the youth to see Jesus’s kingdom come and will be done.” -Timmy Young
Children’s Minister: Ashlyn Robbins
Ashlyn graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Religion. She received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse University in 2020. She currently works part-time at Emerge Family Therapy.
While receiving her undergraduate degree Ashlyn interned at Journey Church in Charleston as their children’s minister for 4 years. After graduation, she became the 2nd campus’ children’s minister for 2 years before moving back home to the Upstate.
Ashlyn met her husband, Adam, while they were both serving at Journey Church and have been married for 5 years.
“From the time a child is born until they graduate high school there are only 940 weekends to impact a child’s life. I’m excited to work with Graham to intentionally talk about Jesus to each child that walks through our doors.” — Ashlyn