Michael A. Graham
Mike Graham is author of Cheer Up! The Life and Ministry of Jack Miller and founder of The Jack Miller Project.
Originally from Bayou La Batre, a small harbor city in southern Alabama, Mike spent his youth working for his father’s seafood business. In 1983, he graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Marketing and International Business. There, he met his wife, Vicki. After years managing the family seafood business and later his own real estate business, Mike and Vicki packed up their three children and headed to St. Louis, Missouri where Mike attended Covenant Theological Seminary. In 2001, he graduated with a Masters of Divinity. For the past nineteen years, Mike, Vicki, and their now four children have lived in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee where Mike served as the head pastor at Hickory Grove Presbyterian (PCA) Church through December 2020.
While continuing to minister at Hickory Grove, Mike began studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated in May of 2019 with a Ph.D. in North American Missions-Applied Theology. During his time at Southeastern, Mike discovered the late Dr. Jack Miller was an unrecognized catalyst of the modern-day grace movement, and Jack’s story needed to be shared. What was originally set to be a dissertation blossomed into the Cheer Up! biography and sparked ideas for many more projects to come. Thus, the Jack Miller Project was born.