Danny Braddock, Elder

Danny Braddock has been a member of Forest Hill since 1999. He and his wife, Melinda, have been married since 1990 and have two sons. Jack is an engineering major at the University of Memphis, and Wade is a student at Germantown High School. With a degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University, Danny has worked in product development for over 25 years, beginning in the tire industry before transitioning to the medical device industry.

Prior to becoming an elder in 2018, Danny served as a deacon for 15 years. One of his primary responsibilities was promoting the elementary-aged youth program known as Jesus' Children or the JC's. As an elder, Danny's areas of focus continue to be the JC's as well as the Zone and Hearts & Hands programs.

Tony Callahan, Elder

Tony Callahan has been a member of Forest Hill for over 20 years and has served as an elder since 2003. Tony and Dianne married in 1975. They have two sons, David and Mike, and 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 in 2006 when they moved to the Memphis area. 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. Married since 1981, 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 retired as Chief Financial Officer at Universal Asset Management, Inc. in 2019 and is 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 since 1987. They are blessed with two lovely Christian daughters, Greer, a middle school teacher, 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 since 1968, 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, married in June of 1961. 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. Keith is married to Annette who was reared in the Getwell congregation and was baptized early in life by Garland Elkins. They have two children, Ryan and Mallory. Ryan and his wife, Lacey, reside in Senatobia, MS. Ryan is a graduate of the Memphis School of Preaching and currently serves as the Associate Minister for the Looxahoma congregation and also works as a Surgical Tech. Lacey is a registered nurse at Regional One. Mallory and her husband, Evan Manning, attend Forest Hill. Mallory is an assistant to John Quinn of John Quinn Home Selling Team. Evan serves as the Associate Minister for Forest Hill. Brother Keith has been employed with FedEx for over 30 years.

Having been part of a strong youth program at Knight Arnold as a teenager, Keith has dedicated himself 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.

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 since 1987 and are the proud parents of two children, Sarah and Edison, who have both obeyed the gospel.

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 his entire career and is currently CTO/ Founder of Veracity Medical Solutions.