John Tramell Jr.

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Pastor John R. Tramell, Jr. is a native of Savannah. He is a 1980 graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO and completed the requirements for the Doctorate of Ministry Degree through Covington Theological Seminary of Rossville, GA in 2000.

Dr. Tramell was saved at the age of 14 and began preaching shortly thereafter. This is his first pastorate.

Hope Baptist Church began in 1989, meeting in the Holiday Inn-Midtown for three months and the Habersham St. YMCA for over four years. The church has been in it’s present location since 1993.

Hope Baptist Church celebrated 30 years of ministry on December 8, 2019.

John & Dana Tramell celebrated 42 years of marriage in July, 2019.

They have three children and seven grandchildren.

The pastor’s life verses are Philippians 3:13-14: “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Pastor Tramell’s hobbies are working on the computer, wood craft painting, shelling, spending time with his family and keeping up with things in the news and sports world. He is an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Winnipeg Jets (formerly Atlanta Thrashers).

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Other Staff

Church Officers

Deacons: Jesse Payton, Robert Harpe

Financial Secretary: Robert Harpe

Clerk: Fay Brown

Sunday School Personnel

Birth – age 2: Rosalind Holton

Ages 2- K5 (PeeWee Club): Pauline Willoughby

Grades 1-6 : Natasha Chambless

Grades 7-12: Joe & Becky Liebsack

Adults: Pastor Tramell

Wednesday Night

Midweek Service (Adults): Pastor Tramell

Patch the Pirate Club (K5 – Grade 6): Dana Tramell


Pianists: Becky Liebsack, Patti Rhodes

Yard Maintenance: Robert Harpe & Quinn Rahal & Reuben Jenkins

Sound: Evan Price & Joey Liebsack

Nursery Director: Dana Tramell

Videographer: Chip Lane