Danny Braddock, Elder

Danny Braddock has been a member of Forest Hill for over 18 years. He and his wife, Melinda, have been married for 27 years and have two sons. Jack is an engineering major at the University of Memphis, and Wade is a student at Germantown Middle School. With a degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University, Danny works as a product development engineer for Medtronic.

Prior to becoming an elder in 2018, Danny served as a deacon for 15 years. One of his focus areas was promoting the elementary-aged youth program known as Jesus' Children or the JC's. Danny's love of children, engineering, and Legos inspired a favorite JC activity, the annual Lego Day.

Tony Callahan, Elder

Tony Callahan has been a member of Forest Hill for over 20 years and has served as an elder for 10 years. Tony and Dianne have been married for 40 years and have two sons, David and Mike. They, also, have two grandchildren. Mike Callahan along with his wife, Ashley, are members of Forest Hill. Tony is retired from Northwest Airlines and is presently employed by Cherokee Valley Golf Course. He enjoys hunting, golfing, and cooking.

However, Tony spends much of his time leading and serving the Forest Hill church. Very few activities take place at this congregation where Tony Callahan does not play a pivotal role. As an elder, he knows how to make tough decisions and is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and work. He loves God's people and says his greatest joy as an elder is "helping people and having a positive influence on their lives."

Warren Davenport, Elder

Warren Davenport, along with his wife, Lisa, became members of the Forest Hill church about 10 years ago. They are not a couple who comes in making a whole lot of noise, but, rather, quietly, go about seeking to assist the work in whatever capacity, including teaching classes and leading a visitation work team. Married for 35 years, Warren and Lisa are the parents of two grown children, a daughter, Julie, and a son, Paul. Julie is married to MSOP graduate and Forest Hill deacon, Robert Berch.

Warren is Chief Financial Officer at Universal Asset Management, Inc. and a licensed CPA. He enjoys automobile mechanics, gardening, reading, computers, Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, and spending time with his grandsons. Warren was appointed an elder of the congregation in 2016. He is eminently qualified, having already served as an elder of a congregation while living and working in New Jersey. Because of his vast background in finance and accounting, he is an invaluable asset to this congregation with regard to financial matters, which is an important aspect of any sizable congregation.

Greg Mangrum, Elder

Greg Mangrum "grew up" in this congregation. He was baptized early in life during a Knight Arnold gospel meeting with V.P. Black. He became a deacon of the congregation in the mid 1990s. In 2008 he became an elder. Greg received his education at Memphis Harding Academy, Harding University, and Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) School of Law. He is a practicing attorney, along with his dad, elder Harold Mangrum. Greg and his wife, Christa, have been married for 29 years. They are blessed with two lovely Christian daughters, Greer, a graduate of Mississippi State University, and Chase, a student at Harding University.

Greg coordinates the Forest Hill educational program.

Harold Mangrum, Elder

Harold D. Mangrum has been a member of Forest Hill for 51 years, having been baptized by our late evangelist, E.L. Whitaker, Jr. He served for several years as a deacon of the congregation before being appointed to the eldership. Harold and his wife, Carol, have been married for over 50 years. They have two sons, Greg, who is also a Forest Hill elder, and Scott, who is, likewise, a faithful member of the Lord's church. They also have four grandchildren.

Brother Mangrum is an attorney, along with his son, Greg. He supervises the visitation program for the congregation.

Keith McAlister, Elder


Keith McAlister has been a part of the Knight Arnold/Forest Hill congregation for most of his life. He attended kindergarten at Knight Arnold and was later baptized there. His parents, Bill and Chris, were long time members of the congregation until they moved to Mountain View, Arkansas. Keith is married to Annette and they have two children, Ryan and Mallory. Annette was reared in the Getwell congregation and was baptized early in life by Garland Elkins. Both of the children of the McAlisters are outstanding Christian young people. Ryan and his wife, Lacey, reside in Sentatobia, MS. He is a graduate of the Memphis School of Preaching and is currently continuing his education. Lacey is a registered nurse. Mallory attends the University of Mississippi. She offers support to our teen youth program as a youth leader. Brother Keith has been employed with FedEx for 30 years, working now in Fraud and Security.

Having been part of a strong youth program at Knight Arnold as he was coming of age, Keith has dedicated himself during the last decade to building a strong youth program at Forest Hill. As a deacon, Keith, along with Annette, lovingly spent countless hours coordinating youth activities. He has not wavered in his support of a strong youth group since becoming an elder. Keith enjoys disc golf, travel (family and youth) and building projects to include houses and renovating.

Eddie Ray, Elder

Eddie Ray has been a member of Knight Arnold/Forest Hill since 1986. Eddie studied with and was baptized by Allen Webster while Allen was attending MSOP. Having served as a Deacon of the congregation for many years, he was appointed to an Elder in 2018.

Eddie and Diane have been married for 31 years and are the proud parents of two faithful children, Sarah and Edison, who are both active members of Forest Hill. Sarah is attending the University of Memphis and enjoys assisting with the youth group. Edison is attending Southwest Community College and has traveled on 2 mission trips to India.

Eddie, along with his wife Diane, have served as visitation team captains, zone leaders, and hosted many events over the years. Eddie has a love for all people and strives to be approachable, as well as, engaging of others. He enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in church activities.

Eddie has served in the Medical Device Industry most of his entire career and is currently President/ Founder of Veracity Medical Solutions.