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 and only 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 33 years of ministry on December 8, 2022.

John & Dana Tramell celebrated 45 years of marriage in July, 2022.

They have three children (all married) and six 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.

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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: Pauline Willoughby

Grades 1-6 : Natasha Chambless

Grades 7-12: Joe & Becky Liebsack

Adults: Pastor Tramell

Wednesday Night

Midweek Service (Adults): Pastor Tramell


Pianists: Becky Liebsack, Patti Rhodes

Song-leader: Joey Liebsack

Yard Maintenance: Robert Harpe & Quinn Rahal & Reuben Jenkins

Sound: Quinn Rahal & Joey Liebsack

Nursery Director & Patch Club Leader: Dana Tramell

Videographer: Chip Lane