Pastor & Staff

Brian & Wendy Graves

Senior Pastor

Pastor Brian Graves serves as senior  pastor at Abundant Grace Ministries . Pastor Brian moved from Adolphus, Kentucky to serve God and fulfill the calling to minister. Saved at age 12  and then called to preach at age 19, Pastor feels  a passionate need to reach the lost, love the broken, and disciple those he comes in contact with .   He is a graduate of Lee University where he received his degree in Pastoral Studies; he then earned a Masters in Divinity from Pentecostal Theological Seminary. A 1st Lieutenant Chaplain and nineteen year veteran of the United States Air Force, Pastor Brian currently serves this country in the Air National Guard.

Brian has been married for 15 years to his wife , Wendy.  Wendy currently assists with women’s ministry as well as serves as a teacher to the college/young career group . They have three children together, Olivia age 12, Eli age 11, and Boone age 3.  Olivia and Eli currently serve in music ministry when needed and are part of a great children’s ministry. Boone attends the nursery and is very social .

Pastor Brian and family are proud to be part of the AGM congregation and the Collierville community , surrounding Memphis area, as well as Olive Branch and Desoto County.

Jay Johnson & Brittany Gordon

Youth Leaders

Jay Johnson serves at Abundant Grace Ministries as the Youth Ministries Director and also as a part of the worship team. Jay has been a part of the Church of God of Prophecy  (COGOP) throughout his entire life. He received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at age 9 and was filled with the Holy Spirit at age 16. He has worked with youth throughout his adult life.  Attending Lee University, Jay received a degree and now serves as a high school Spanish teacher.  In addition to teaching Spanish, he is using his fluency for God's glory in ministering in Central Mexico and South America.  Currently he is working on completing a doctorate in ministry at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary.  Jay is married to Amanda and together they reside  in Selmer, TN. Together they work hand in hand in missionary work throughout various countries to spread the Gospel.

Brittany Gordon serves at Abundant Grace Ministries as the Youth Ministries Director and Youth Worship Leader. Brittany is originally from Long Island, New York. She moved to the Memphis area in 2006 with her Dad, Mom, and two younger brothers. Saved at the age of 6 at a Church of God of Prophecy Children’s Assembly, Brittany has been an active member of COGOP since she could remember. Brittany holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Austin Peay State University. During her time at Austin Peay, she served on 5 executive boards, 3 university councils, and was involved in over 10 organizations. Some of her many passions are exposing youth to the word of God in a relatable way, working college/career age groups to develop relationships, and leading people into the presence of the Lord through worship.

June Gordon

Worship Leader

June Gordon is a native of Bronx, New York, and has been involved in the music ministry in the Church of God of Prophecy (COGOP) for over 35 years. During that span, June has led worship at numerous local, state, national, and international conferences and retreats. June has served as Worship Leader for the past nine years at Abundant Grace Ministries. She enjoys entering into the presence of the Lord by worshipping through song. She has been married to her husband Robert for 26 years, and they are the proud parents of three children, Brittany, Brian, and Braiden. 

Jennifer Massey

Children's Church Leader

I gave my heart to Jesus when I was six years old. I was raised in church and have often thought about the life I might have had had it not been for giving my life to Christ at an early age. I was “drafted” in to children’s work at the age of 15, but it wasn’t until attending a children’s conference at the age of 19 that I felt a calling to children’s ministries. I was in the evening service and a young girl was singing a special and I felt the Lord’s presence so clearly and knew the work I was doing with children was a calling. I finished college with a degree in education but instead of teaching I returned to school to pursue a degree in design. I believe the Lord provided the opportunity to use my degree in education in service to him. 

Our goal at Abundant Grace is to equip children with a foundational faith so they will know who God is and how He can work in their lives. We want each child to develop a deep and personal relationship with Christ so that when they ask Jesus to come into their hearts and make their profession of faith it will be for eternity. And as they come to know Christ they will become disciples who will share the gospel and lead others to Christ.  

Wanda Parker

Executive Assistant

I have served the Lord most of my life in one way or another beginning with music, playing the piano at 12 for the Jr. department assembly before Sunday school, then to children's choirs, teaching Sunday School for children and adults, church secretary at my church in Jackson, MS, greeting, newsletter editor. I have never been able to say "no" to the Lord. He always has something new that will bring Him Glory and  bless me in the process. When I became a part of AGM, my hunger to learn more about Jesus grew. I read the Bible in 5 versions, some twice. There was just something about this church that made me feel free to worship and serve Him with "gusto." My present position as Executive Assistant to my Pastor is my all-time favorite. We, as a team, along with his wife, Wendy and kids, Olivia, Eli and Boone and our wonderful church family and the Lord as our center focus, AGM is a great church where there is something for everyone.