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Ernest Eugene Graves, American minister. Ordained to ministry National Baptist Association, 1983, American Baptist Convention, 1983. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1980, Outstanding Advisor 7th Step Foundation, 1985; recipient Certified of Appreciation Gem City Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1984.


Graves, Ernest Eugene was born on October 7, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of Samuel Jefferson and Lottie (Whitfield) Graves.


AS in Data Processing, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio, 1968. Bachelor of Science in Management, Bachelor in Psychology, Wright State University, 1971. Master of Divinity, United Theological Seminary, 1981.

Postgraduate, United Theological Seminary, since 1991.


Chaplain, Children's Medical Center, Dayton, 1981-1982;on-call chaplain, Children's Medical Center, Dayton, since 1982;interin pastor, Zion Baptist Church, Dayton, 1982-1983;pastor, Harvest Grove Baptist Church, Dayton, 1985-1991. Chaplain III Dayton Correctional Institution, since 1984. Board directors Jail Chaplaincy Task Force, Dayton, Dayton Ministries in High Education.

Member West Dayton Mins. Alliance, since 1981.


  • Ordained to ministry National Baptist Association, 1983, American Baptist Convention, 1983.


Community Relations Committee American Friends Service Committee, Dayton, 1989. Ward leader Montgomery County Republican Organization, Dayton, 1978. Delegate Ohio Republican Convention, Columbus, 1978.

Member Young Representatives West, Dayton. Member American Correctional Association, Ohio State Chaplains Association (treasurer since 1989), Correctional Education Association, Inter-Denom. Ministers Association, Dayton Area Chaplains Association.


Married Debra Graves, August 27, 1983. Children: Tasha S. Johnson, Andrea M.

Samuel Jefferson Graves

Lottie (Whitfield) Graves

Debra Graves

Tasha S. Johnson Graves

Andrea M. Graves