Rev. Dr. Preston Graham

CPC Senior Pastor & Mission Anabaino Executive Director


Rev. Graham was raised in Atlanta, GA. After graduating from the University of Georgia, and a brief stint in business, he served seven years in campus ministry (four as Campus Director) and five years as the project director of an inner city ministry in Atlanta.

Transitioning to the north, he received his M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and started a campus ministry at Gordon College. After serving as interim pastor at a church in Boston for a year, he relocated to New Haven CT where he received a S.T.M degree from Yale University.

While still a student at Yale, he taught confessional theology to a group of young professionals and graduate students. Little did he know that God’s providence would call upon him to plant a church in New Haven shortly after graduation. Since then Rev. Graham has served the Yale-New Haven community for 22 years and planted three sister churches in Southern New England. Most recently, Mission Anabaino is the missional initiative to build a multi-congregrational church movement in greater New Haven together with a global church planting movement committed to a Total Christ spirituality and church practice.

For over 15 years Rev. Graham has taught Reformed Missional Ecclesiology at Gordon Conwel Theological Seminaryl and the Yale School of Divinity.

His interests include dog training, boating (Long Island Sound and Adirondacks) and spending time at his 120-acre Adirondack camp (Upstate, NY) with family.

Rev. Graham and his wife Lisa reside in New Haven, CT and enjoy time with their grown children, Stephen (wife Meghan), Nathan and Anna.



  • Pittsburg Theological Seminary & Aberdeen University, D. Min., Thesis: Totus Christus For The Total Church: In Search For Holistic Christian Spirituality and Church Practice
  • Yale University, S.T.M. American Religious History
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, MA), M.Div.
  • University of Georgia, B.S. Psychology


Select Publications

  • A Kingdom Not Of This World: Stuart Robinson’s Struggle to Distinguish the Sacred from the Secular During the American Civil War (Mercer University Press, 2002)
  • “A Sacramental Theology of the Gospel: Rediscovering the Saving Presence of God in the Church,” The Assembling Ourselves Together (WPC Books, 2005)
  • “To Join or Not To Join? The Calling of Church Membership,” Modern Reformation (May/June 1999 Vol: 8, 3)
  • The Church Question: Is The Church Essential For the Gospel? (CPC Publications, 1997)
  • A Baptism That Saves (CPC Publications, 1999)
  • “Why Mission Anabaino?” Vision Anabaino, September, 2011)
  • “Gospel Centered Empowerment,” Vision Anabaino (Issue 2, September, 2012)
  • The Mystery and Manners of Sacraments: Reconstructing the Spiritual Relation between the Signs and the Things Signified in Vision Anabaino (June 2013)
  • Contact him at (203) 777-6960 or by email.


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