Rod Graves is married with two children. He has been working in education for over fifteen years. He graduated from Prairie View A & M University with a Bachelor of Arts & Science degree and is currently working to earn a Master of Theological Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has worked in various ministries over the past seventeen years. The various ministries he worked with includes the youth ministry, Adult Family Life, and New Connections at Alief Baptist Church. He is currently serving as the Minister of New Connections at his church, Alief Baptist Church.