The Graham Blanchard Team

Meet Etta Graham and

Lessie Blanchard

From Founder and President Callie Grant

Like all mothers, I found that having a child changed everything in my life, from the smallest detail to the largest. It was only then that I could appreciate the many challenges parents face.

Moms and dads are bombarded with information, demands, expectations, and their own conflicting desires. But perhaps nothing is more formidable than trying to shepherd a child’s spiritual life, surrounded by a culture awash in alienation from God.

When our daughter was born, I realized that my worry for her well-being had only just begun. My best and only hope would be to turn her over to God in prayer at the beginning of each day. And each new day still brings a fresh trial of trust. The family is God’s training ground for faith. The reward is growing intimacy with Him.

Etta Theresa Graham

Our company name honors women of faith Etta Graham, my grandmother from rural Tennessee, and Lessie Blanchard, Michael’s grandmother from San Antonio. Both women died when our dads were very young. We are encouraged when we see how God took care of their sons. Our company name, with Etta’s and Lessie’s maiden names, daily reminds us that we can trust God in everything we do.

Whether you are a believer or don’t yet know Jesus or the God who sent him, we hope you find encouragement here for your family. The words of the Bible plead with love: Keep pressing in your journey. Persevere in your faith. We are with you!

Our Mission & Values

Graham Blanchard supports families growing up together in God:

  • Every child is born with a spiritual life and has an intimate relationship with God.
  • The ability to learn and read are God’s gifts that awake the mind, open the heart, and nourish the soul.
  • Resources that are excellent in language, illustration, and production invite a love of learning about God and a greater understanding about life with him.

We’re sharing the gift of literacy with families in need by partnering with YoungLife’s YoungLives. Learn more about their love and support for teen moms.

Our Faith

We hold core Christian beliefs, which guide all we create:

  • There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God, entirely trustworthy, and the final authority for all of faith and life.
  • People were created in God’s image, but fell out of relationship with him through sin and so were condemned to death, separated from him.
  • Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who became man, and while on earth, he was both fully man and fully God.
  • Jesus died on a cross to pay the price for our sin and defeated death when risen to life.
  • Jesus, now seated at the Father’s right hand, will come again and establish his Kingdom in the world, making all things new.
  • By faith in Jesus we are both saved from the penalty of our sin and given eternal life.
  • The Holy Spirit is God’s indwelling presence in those who have faith and in the Church, the Body of Christ.
  • The Holy Spirit brings new life and transforms us into the image of Christ in character and service.