Acting Director of Missions

Roger Graham

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Roger Graham and his wife Delores have been married since November of 1990 and they have 2 children Rachel and David.  Delores is an Admin Asst at Christian School for the Young Years, Rachel works at the Cape High School and David works for Plaza Tire.

Roger graduated from SEMO in May of 1987 with degrees in accounting and finance.  After graduating he moved to St Louis and worked in accounting until surrendering to the ministry in the spring of 1996.  The family moved to Wake Forest, NC so Roger could attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree in International Church Planting.  From seminary they went overseas with the IMB in July of 1999 serving in multiple locations for 15+ years.

They returned to the United States in December 2015.  Roger served as pastor of Red Star Baptist Church until February 2017 and came to the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association in June of 2017.  Through a shared leadership agreement, he became the acting DOM for the Charleston Baptist Association in May of 2018.

Mission Strategist

John Vernon

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John Vernon and his wife Janet were married in December 1985 while attending School of the Ozarks in Branson, MO. They completed their bachelor degrees in May 1987. Upon graduation, they moved to Little Rock, AR where John worked as a computer programmer and Janet worked as a high school math teacher. Upon the birth of their oldest daughter, Jessica, in 1990, Janet returned to the home as her primary work. In 1993 the family moved to Ft. Worth, TX while John attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. That same year Brittany came along. She was followed by their youngest, Amanda, in 1995 just before the family moved to Central Asia where they spent almost fourteen years coordinating church planting strategies among Muslim peoples.

They returned to the United States in January 2008 and served at Miner Baptist Church as their associate pastor of family and children ministries until March 2013, when they began serving as the Director of Missions for the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association.

Since coming to the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association, John has received training as a consultant for the Transformational Church Assessment Tool and as a Transitional Pastor.   As a former trainer of Strategy Coordinators with the imb, John also is available for church-based missions training that can be done in a half day or in 4, 1 hour modules over a period of weeks or months.

He serves with Roger Graham  as part of a shared leadership agreement between the Charleston Baptist Association and the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association.

Administrative Asst

JoAnn Williams

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