Church

Since 1991, Dr. Griffin has been a Pastor in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

As a pastor, I have spoken at various ecumenical worship services as well as special programs such as veterans’ organizations, NAACP, and black history community programs. In addition to elementary and middle school settings, I have taught and instructed personal and spiritual growth seminars for youth, young adults, and middle adults and senior citizens. Finally, I have preached the gospel of liberation to those who have been victimized by environmental and societal conditions and have served as spiritual guide and leader to over 3500 persons.

C H U R C H LEADERSHIP

  • President, Connectional Presiding Elder’s Council (2018-Present)
  • Recording Secretary, Connectional Presiding Elder’s Council (2014-2018)
  • Presiding Elder, Monroe District, 4th Episcopal District, CME Church (2014-Present)
  • Lewis Temple CME Church, Grambling, LA (2014-Present)
  • Lane Chapel CME Church, Shreveport, LA (2012-2014)
  • LA Region Treasurer, LA Region, 4th Episcopal District, CME Church (2012-2014)
  • Mt. Zion CME Church, Minden, LA (2010-2012)
  • St. James CME Church, Columbus, GA (2009-2010)
  • Mt. Olive CME Church, Ft. Valley, GA (2006-2009)
  • Instructor Christian Training Institute Sixth District (2007-2008)
  • St. Paul CME Church, Shiloh, GA (2003-2006)
  • Holsey Memorial CME Church, Sparta, GA (2002-2003)
  • Founded Rehoboth Ministries, Grovetown, GA (1998-2002)
  • Trinity CME Church, Toccoa, GA (1996-1998)
  • Rock of Ages CME Church, Augusta, GA (1993-1996)
  • Woodlawn CME Church, Harlem, GA (1992-1993)
  • Jones Chapel CME Church, Harlem, GA (1992-1993)

A W A R D S R E C E I V E D

  • Presenter, Men’s Conference, Galilee Baptist Church, Dubberly, LA 2012
  • Presenter Developing Male Ministry, Mississippi-South Region Men’s Retreat 2012
  • Facilitator, Role of Stewards in Local Church, Shreveport
  • District Leadership Academy, Shreveport, LA 2012
  • Leadership Development Facilitator, Minden District Lay Ministry, LA Region Conference 2011-2012
  • Facilitator, Young Adult Leadership Development, Louisiana
  • Training School, Louisiana Region Conference, Wiley College, Marshall, TX 2011
  • Facilitator, Evangelism Workshop, Laymen’s Temple CME Church, Shreveport, LA 2011
  • Ordination Service Preacher, Louisiana Region Conference 2011
  • Delegate to General Conference 2010-2018
  • Alternate Delegate to General Conference 2006
  • Alternate Delegate to General Conference 1998
  • Ordained Elder in Christian Methodist Episcopal Church 1994
  • Ordained Deacon in CME Church 1992
  • Most Improved CYF Group Augusta-Thomson District 1993
  • Meritorious Service Medals (3d OLC) 1993
  • Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 1992