About Darryl O. Griffin

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 walk alongside them in ministry.  

In 1984, he heard the Lord speak to him 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 of spreading the gospel message far and near. He completed a Masters of Christian Counseling (Family Counseling & Leadership emphasis) at Midwest Seminary of Bible Theology and 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 committed to sharing God’s Word through practical messages that empower individuals to fulfill their destiny. 

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