Children’s Ministry Director
Gail was born and raised in the Columbia/Lexington area. She began attending Three Rivers in 1983. She and her husband, Michael were married in 1984 and have two adult children, Katie and John. Gail became our Children's Director in 1996. She has a heart for children as well as a love for music and theater. Our Children's program includes Musical Theater, VBS, Sunday school and Bible Drill. She finds that working with children through these venues offers a variety of opportunities to share Jesus. In her spare time, Gail enjoys working in local theater groups, cooking and visiting Edisto Beach.
Rick grew up in Milwaukee, WI. He married his wife Ann in 1980, and in 1987 the Graff’s moved to South Carolina to attend Columbia Bible College. Rick graduated in 1992, receiving a bachelor’s degree in General Ministries with a concentration in theology. He began studies in Biblical Counseling in 1993 and earned certification through the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (now ACBC - Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) in 1997. Rick has been serving as an elder since 1995, and as Staff Counselor since 1997. Rick and Ann have been members of Three Rivers Baptist since 1990. They have two married adult children, now having children of their own.
Bryan is a life-long South Carolinian. He has been married to Cindy since 1988 and they have been at TRB since 1991, after which he began leading worship in late 1995. Bryan earned a Masters degree in engineering at the University of South Carolina and later completed his MBA. He works for a local electronics manufacturing company. Bryan and Cindy are thankful to God for the blessing of TRB in their lives and for how God shows His love to them through the body of Christ.
Judy has been married to her husband Ben since 1985. She has a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Music Education from Meredith College, in Raleigh, NC. She and Ben moved to Irmo in January of 1989, visiting TRB the first weekend they were here. In time, Emily, Hilary and Carrie were born and Judy concentrated on being a wife, mom and home school teacher for a number of years before joyfully adding Choir Director to her scope of responsibilities in 2002. Her daughters, now all married, continue to add to the family with precious grandchildren.
John has been attending Three Rivers since he was a child. He sings in the choir and assists in leading music for the worship services and well as children's ministries. He joined the staff in 2008 as our custodian and has a heart for serving our church body. In his spare time, John enjoys singing, acting, playing guitar and participating in local theaters.