Meet Our Pastors
Dr. Darryl O. Griffin is known as a relevant expositor of God's word in evangelical circles and is unique for having the ability to communicate complex theological truths through simplistic yet profound, revelation.
Darryl is a born polymath. He conducts leadership seminars and is an author, conference speaker, and pastor of Believer’s Choice Life Church, Memphis, TN. He has been married to Lenora C. Griffin for over 31 years, who labors with her husband and shares with him God’s purpose, vision, and conquest in ministry. They are the proud parents of Davien Jaree, who walks alongside them in ministry.
In 1984, he heard the Lord speak to him in an inaudible voice, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” From that moment until now, the burden of lost souls has been his purpose and responsibility for spreading the gospel message far and near. He completed a Masters of Christian Counseling (Family Counseling & Leadership emphasis) at the Midwest Seminary of Bible Theology. He later received a Doctor of Divinity from St. Thomas University, Jacksonville, FL.
Darryl is historically the first African American pastor to serve on the staff of Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, TN - a church of over 15,000 members. Where he serves in the Pastoral Care/Benevolence Department, he is a member of the Mid-South Baptist Association Administrative Leadership Council, Mid-South Urban Coalition, IMPACT Fellowship (a fellowship of churches), and a member of one of the largest interdenominational Christian athlete fellowships, FCA- Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Many new and seasoned pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors.
He is the author of The Faith Developed in the Darkroom Series and is committed to sharing God’s Word through practical messages that empower individuals to fulfill their destiny.
Dr. Darryl O. Griffin Senior Pastor
Lady Lenora Griffin Administrative Pastor
Lenora Griffin is the wife of Dr. Darryl O. Griffin, whom she partners with in ministry and the proud mother of their son Davien. She is multi-talented, multi-faceted, and creative; she is a true example of the Proverbs 31 woman. Lenora helps lead many administrative and organizational aspects of the church, is the Co-Pastor of Believer’s Choice Life Church, and serves as the lead Registrar of the Georgia Cosmopolitan Fellowship of Churches.
Having a passion for seeing women living at their fullest potential, she organized a ministry called Virtuous Women. Through this ministry, she empowers and encourages women to discover the gifts that God has planned for them.
Lenora is very nurturing, has a heart to serve, and is a spiritual mother to many who depend on her wisdom and insight to help them through their spiritual growth.
When Lenora is not at church, you can find her being innovative with her hands, putting her skills to good use with various DIY projects such as Floral arrangements, graphic design, desktop publishing, and spending time with her family.