Ginter Park Presbyterian Church Staff
Pastor Carla Pratt Keyes
Carla Pratt Keyes has been pastor of Ginter Park Presbyterian Church since May of 2007. She loves GPPC’s commitment to sharing God’s welcome and to living with vulnerability, bravery, and gratitude. She finds great purpose in planning for the worship we share, taking particular care with sermons; she believes the Christian story challenges, comforts, and calls to us with power to heal the world.
Carla was born in Virginia, but moved from place to place growing up as part of a Navy family. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and Princeton Theological Seminary. She served the University Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge, LA, the First Presbyterian Church of Covington, GA, and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of Tucker, GA, before accepting the call to GPPC.
Carla’s professional highlights include preaching for W&M’s Service of Celebration for graduates, leading worship for the Annual Event of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators, and helping to found and develop NEXT Church, which is working to further a lively and relevant PCUSA.
Carla’s personal highlights include marrying Brint (also a PCUSA pastor), parenting two children (Deborah and Elijah), and recognizing the gifts knit into every day: transformative ideas, stirring poetry, the pleasure of exercise, the beauty of the earth, and ways people bless each other.
Contact Carla HERE.
Doug Brown is a Richmond native and a second generation church musician. He received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, and he completed a master of music degree in both choral conducting and organ performance at the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music.
He has served churches in New Haven, Stamford, and Pittsburgh. In addition to his position at Ginter Park, Doug is director of Music at Union Presbyterian Seminary.
He is the father of three girls he adopted from Perú and the stepfather of three children; he and his wife Amy live with their collective six children in Mechanicsville. In his spare time, Doug enjoys building cabinets for his home.
On February 28, 2008, Doug wrote an Op/Ed piece on “Music for Worship” for The Richmond Times Dispatch. Read it here.
Contact Doug HERE.
Carla Pratt Keyes
Director of Music
My name is Hannah Fialor-Agbanyo, a native of Tegbi in the Volta region of Ghana. I am a teacher by profession and hold a diploma in education with 11 years of classroom teaching. I attended Trinity Theological Seminary Legon-Accra and graduated with a degree in theology in 2011.
As an ordained minister of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana, I have served as a district pastor for 9 years, Local Manager of a church school for 6 years, and West Volta Presbytery Youth Facilitator for 3 years.
I am married to Emmanuel Agbanyo and together we have two lovely children- Pearl, who is in middle school form 1 and Elijah in elementary school grade 3. I am a second born of 5 siblings with 11 half siblings.
I find great joy and satisfaction being around and working with youth. During my leisure times, I love listening to music, playing with my children and counseling.
Currently, I am pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.