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Dr. Michael Trammell

Senior Pastor
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About Dr. Michael Trammell:

Personal Testimony

Some of my earliest recollections are as a young boy growing up in Second Baptist Church in Hot Springs, AR. I attended kindergarten there, and was a part of the life of the church as a young person. It was there I became a Christian and was baptized. Following high school graduation, I attended Ouachita Baptist University where I met my wonderful wife, Pam. We were married in 1975. Having incurred a military commitment as a result of my Army ROTC participation, and upon graduation, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. We were subsequently assigned to active duty at Ft. Knox, KY. After three and one half years in the service, God began to stir my heart about what he wanted me to do with my life. In 1978, I surrendered to the Gospel Ministry during a revival meeting at Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, KY. Sensing God's leadership to do so in the Summer of 1979, I left the military and began my formal theological training. I have since earned a second seminary degree. To this point in my life, I have felt honored to answer God's call upon my life as a pastor.

Statement of Theological Conviction

As a conservative and an inerrantist, I am in complete agreement with our historic "Baptist Faith and Message." I firmly hold to the theological views presented therein. I accept the stated authorship of the books of the Bible. I also believe that the miracles of the Bible were indeed historical events that happened exactly as described. I believe the local church has been placed in stewardship of the Gospel message, and that it is our task to tell the whole world about our wonderful Lord Jesus Christ through missions and evangelism. I wholeheartedly support the Cooperative Program as a means of accomplishing that God-given responsibility as Southern Baptists.

Biographical Information

Birthdate/Birthplace:  February 15, 1953; Hot Springs, AR

Family:  Married in 1975 to Pamela Miller Trammell (born 6/5/54) in Nashville, TN. Two children: John Matthew (born 2/10/83) and Mark Edward (born 11/14/86).


Doctor of Ministry Degree:  Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Kanses City, MO 1989.
Ministry project entitled, "Developing A Plan For Church Growth Following The Relocation Of An Ex-Neighborhood Church."

Master of Divinity Degree:  Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; Memphis, TN
President of the Student Body Association, 1982

Bachelor of Arts:  Ouachita Baptist University; Arkadelphia, AR 1975. Earned a Reserve Commission, United States Army

Academic Diploma: Hot Springs High School; Hot Springs, AR 1971. Graduated w/ College Preparatory Seal

Military Service

United States Army: Active Duty 1976-1979. Awarded "Army Commendation Medal"

Ministry Background

Mt. Airy Baptist Church: Mt. Airy, MD  1991 - present

Highland Drive Baptist Church: Jonesboro, AR 1985 - 1991

Central Baptist Church: Mineral Springs, AR 1983 - 1985

Denominational Involvement

Association Level: Served in numerous positions in two Arkansas associations and one in Maryland.

State Level:

  • President / General Mission Board of the Baptist Convention of MD & DE, 2015-present
  • Member / General Mission Board of the Baptist Convention of MD and DE, 1995 -2004; 2013-present
  • Member, Executive Board of the Christian Civic Foundation of Arkansas
  • Member, Resolutions Committee of the ABSC, 1989
  • Member, Resolutions Committee of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, 1993
  • Member, Committee on Order of Business, BCMD, 1994-1997
  • General Chairman, Advancing Christ's Kingdom fundraising effort to the BCMD to raise money for new work, 1996-1997
  • President, Pastor's Conference, BCMD, 1996

National Level:

  • Member, SBC Committee on Nominations, 1991
  • Advisory Council, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, elected 1992
  • Vice Chairman, SBC Committee on Nominations, 1994
  • Member, SBC Executive Committee - 1995-2004
  • Member, Budget Process Study Committee, SBC E/C, 1997-1998
  • Member, SBC Resolutions Committee, 1998
  • Preacher, Baltic Mission Meeting, Lithuania, International Mission Board, June 1998
  • Member, SBC Credentials Committee, 1999
  • Participated in Pastor's Vision Trip to the Last Frontier with International Mission Board, 2002
  • Trustee / Southern Baptist Foundation, 2002-2008
  •  Officer of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, 2003-2004
  •  Participated in Pastor's Vision Trip to South Asia with International Mission Board in 2004
  •  Named Outstanding Alumnus for 2007 by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO

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