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 the fall of 1993.

Hope Baptist Church celebrated 34 years of ministry on December 8, 2023.

John & Dana Tramell celebrated 46 years of marriage in July, 2023.

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

Deacon: Jesse Payton

Sunday School Personnel

Grades 1-6 : Natasha Chambless/Angela Alderman

Grades 7-12: Joe & Becky Liebsack

Adults: Pastor Tramell

Wednesday Night

Midweek Service: Pastor Tramell


Pianists: Becky Liebsack, Patti Rhodes

Yard Maintenance: Reuben Jenkins

Sound: David Liebsack

Nursery Director: Dana Tramell

Videographer: Chip Lane