Thanks for visiting my site and I hope you find it encouraging. My wife, Jennifer, and I have been married since 1994. We have two fun teenagers! I am incredibly proud of them. I grew up in Eastern Oklahoma, and have had the opportunity to travel worldwide – with more places I hope to visit.
2020 marks my 30th year in ministry in the local church. We have served in churches large and small in Oklahoma and Texas. Jennifer and I are blessed for this ministry journey having served in Student, Counseling, Family, Single-Adult, Education and in Executive Pastor roles.
My personal strengths and gifts are in the areas of pastoral care and leadership. Understanding this, I studied Psychology at Oklahoma Baptist University, and received a Master’s in Religious Education and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997.
Certified Church Consulting
I completed a step in my journey to serve churches by becoming a Certified Church Consultant in 2019. This path helped me to reinforce the knowledge gained through 30 years of ministry.
I would be so glad to help established churches through a more traditional and comprehensive style of consultation and that can be done by simply reaching out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am also available to help lead church plants and church revitalization by assessing where they are, and we they believe the Lord is leading! There are some great tools available that will give a clear snapshot of opportunities for insight and growth. For more information, contact me and also check out the Revitalization Bundle HERE.
Personal and Organizational Leadership Development
I am grateful for the leadership and organizational development I have experienced through GiANT Worldwide. Experiences with GiANT have shaped much of my practical style of leadership. It has been a joy to lead others personally and in groups with GiANT for the last few years. Thank you for the opportunities GiANT. If you have interest in more information about GiANT, one simple way is to visit GiANTtv. There is a special introductory offer for this valuable resource by using the code “raygriffinonline” when you register.
Couples and Families
For couples and families, I use a blend of resources gleaned through years of Pastoral Care and Counseling. Some tools I am qualified to use for assessing relational health and a framework for growth are the Prepare-Enrich, SYMBIS and Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis assessments.