Pastor Meredith L. Griffin Jr. was born in Norfolk, Virginia and reared in Wilmington, Delaware. He accepted God’s gift of salvation in March 1991, was licensed to preach in April 1992, and ordained in September 2002, at Eighth Street Baptist Church (The Resurrection Center) in Wilmington, Delaware. Rev. Dr. Christopher A. Bullock and Bishop S. Todd Townsend, the church’s two pastors during this time, were instrumental in his development as a Christian and minister.
Pastor Griffin is the senior and founding pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship. He is an ordained minister in the Chesapeake District of The Wesleyan Church, and serves as District Secretary, a member of the District Board of Administration, and District Board of Ministerial Development. In the past, he has served as an Executive Pastor (The Resurrection Center), interim pastor (Mt. Enon Baptist Church – Philadelphia), and adjunct seminary instructor (Biblical Theological Seminary – Hatfield, Pennsylvania).
Pastor Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Hampton University, a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University.
Pastor Griffin married the former Doris Louise Patterson, Ed.D. in 1991, and they have two children, Rolanda Natalie and Meredith Lee, III.
Favorite Scripture: “But what things were gain to me, these have I counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.” Philippians 3:7-9