Pastor Travis Graham

Travis and his wife Holly, both grew up in Middle Georgia and have served with several churches in the area in various roles. Travis has also served at a church plant in Mississippi. Before coming to Valley Grove in 2016, he was a youth pastor in the Athens area. 

Travis has been in the ministry since he was 18. He received a Bachelor's of Arts in Christianity from Brewton-Parker College and a Master's of Divinity in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Travis and Holly have two boys Tucker and Tanner. They all love the outdoors, whether its hunting, fishing, football, or the beach. As you might have guessed, they are also avid Georgia Bulldog fans. Their goal as a family is to be "kind, courageous followers of Jesus wherever they go."

Worship Leaders
Joe and Reba Allen

Joe and Reba Allen have served in various roles in their 50 plus years of ministry. Reba has served in nearly every area of Church life since her childhood and now serves as the Choir Director and pianist. Joe was called to ministry at the age of 24. He attended Mercer University and then completed his Master's degree at Southeastern Theological Seminary. Retiring from the Pastorate in 2012, he now serves along with Reba, as the Worship Leader. 

Youth Pastor
Jacob Smith

Jacob became a follower of Jesus after high school, and has never been the same. Even though his life can get a little crazy at times since he works for Spalding County Public Works, attends Gordon State College, along with being the Youth Pastor at VGBC since 2017, his relationship with Jesus continues to change him. His goal is to show people what a relationship with Jesus looks like. Jacob married his wife Alyssa in May of 2020. 

Ministry Assistant
Casey Shaw

Casey has worked part-time for Valley Grove as the ministry assistant since May 2019. He writes the bulletin weekly, along with other administrative and financial tasks. Casey and his wife, Brooklyn, moved to Thomaston after getting married. They are excited to start a family in the future and wish to teach their children what it means to be followers of Christ. He is currently working towards a bachelor's in business administration at Middle Georgia State University.