Former Senator—Her Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth II Parliament in Grenada
Pastor First African Baptist Church of Philadelphia
President, Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Terrence D. Griffith is the Senior Pastor of the oldest African American Baptist Church in Pennsylvania, the historic 205 year old First African Baptist Church of Philadelphia. He is a former Senator of Her Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth Parliament in Grenada and the author of eight published books: Grenada: The Jewel in a Communist Crown; Issues Too Hot To Handle; A Guide to Discovering Spiritual Gifts (Co-Authored with Dr. J. Milton Thomas and Dr. Mark A. McCleary); How To Find Solutions to Financial Problems; Galatians: A Prescription for Liberty; The Church Under Siege; How To be An Effective Leader and Why Women Say All Men Are Dogs. He is currently working on—Cut From a Different Cloth: A New Paradigm for Black Leadership.
He was listed in Who’s Who among Authors in American and in the Nationwide Register of Who’s Who in Executives and Businesses (2001-2002). He was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr., Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. He has guest lectured on: Low Intensity Military Conflicts at several Philadelphia area colleges including Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ), Cabrini University, and Temple University-Ambler Campus.
He has served on several Boards including:
- Board of Managers, Christian Street YMCA
- Vice Moderator, Pennsylvania Eastern Keystone Baptist Association
- 3rd , 2nd and 1st Vice President of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity
- Board of Directors, Philadelphia Baptist Association
- Evangelism Council, Philadelphia Baptist Association
- Board of Directors Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Board
- Board of Directors Philadelphia School Partnership
He currently serves as:
- President, Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity
- Commissioner on Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs
- Board Member on the Mayor of Philadelphia Workforce Development and Workforce Investment Boards
- Director of Publication for the Foreign Mission Board of the 8 million member National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc
- Advisory Board member Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis
- Board member Self Help. Inc
Pastor Griffith has preached and spoken in the Caribbean, Canada, throughout North America, Europe, Korea, Israel and Africa. In Korea he spoke at the 125,000 member Myung Sung Presbyterian Church. Pastor Griffith has been married to the lovely Ann-Marie for the past 28 years. They have two children, Raisa and Mikhail and are the proud grandparents of one beautiful grandson, Jayden.
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