W.P. “Ab” Abercrombie, Ph.D.
Counseling Director for Grace Ministries
Dr. Abercrombie oversees the counseling program of Grace Ministries. He has been in ministry as a Biblical Counselor for more than three decades. After his education in the social sciences, he soon recognized the incompatibility of humanistic psychology and Scripture. Rejecting the secular methods of psychotherapy, he devoted himself to the sufficiency of God’s Word and the working of the Holy Spirit as the key elements of transformational change. As the Founder of the Biblical Counseling Institute, Dr. Abercrombie speaks and teaches throughout the U.S. training pastors, lay leaders, and counseling professionals in the method and practice of biblical care. He and his wife Karen reside in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
Rev. Bob Ham, M.CM.
Development Director for Grace Ministries
Rev. Ham coordinates all development activities for Grace Ministries. He is an ordained minister on staff at St. Stephen Charismatic Episcopal Church in Daphne, Alabama. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and his Master’s Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Bob worked at Waterfront Rescue Mission as a Mission Director and then as Vice-President of Development for 17 years. Currently he works in marketing and merchandising for the Cottrell Group, a collection of independent pharmacies. Bob and his wife, Diane, live in Chickasaw, Alabama where Bob serves on the Board of education. They have two children and six grandchildren.
Rev. Paul Meredith, M.Div.
Ministry Director for Grace Ministries
Rev. Meredith leads the day to day operations of Grace Ministries. He is currently the Pastor of Boe Road Baptist Church in Grand Bay, Alabama, where he has served for the past ten years. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Alabama and his M.Div. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to 26 years of pastoral ministry in 4 churches, Paul also worked for Waterfront Rescue Mission for 16 years: 3 years as a Chaplain, 6 years as a Mission Director, 3 years as Director of the Men’s Recovery Program in Gulf Breeze, Florida, and 4 years as Director of Ministry overseeing all ministry locations across the Gulf Coast. He and his wife, Linda, live in Irvington, Alabama. They have two sons, both married.