Graham Baird, Senior Pastor

Rev. Graham Baird is the senior Pastor of First Pres Colorado Springs. Graham previously served as the founding pastor of Highlands Church in Paso Robles, CA. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity. He is a fourth generation Presbyterian minister, and the author of the book “100 Years of Ministry,” about the preaching legacy of his family. Graham is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also studied at Mar Thoma Theological Seminary in Kerala, India, and took Business Studies at the International Business School of Kolding, Denmark. He is a nationally sought-after speaker and won the National Oratory Championship in 1990. He also enjoys fly fishing and is an avid bagpipe player. Graham lives with his wife, Star, daughter, Haley, and their newborn daughter Sheena Skye Baird.  Graham is honored to be able to shepherd this body through the next great chapter in its storied history. He hopes to keep building this ministry in hope and love. To learn more about Graham and his ministry, visit his blog at