Tribute to Rev. Marvin C. Griffin
Tribute to Rev. Griffin
The members of Ebenezer Baptist Church
would like to take this opportunity to thank Reverend Marvin C. Griffin
for 42 years of dedicated service.
We recognize Rev. Griffin
as a devoted man of God, community leader, and truly as a man for all seasons.
leadership, Ebenezer Baptist Church
flourished and continues to grow in Christian love and devotion.
It stands as a beacon light, poised and equipped to win souls for the Kingdom.
Marvin Collins Griffin was born on February 20, 1923 in Wichita, Kansas to Beatrice Howell and William Marvin Collins.
official ministry on August 31, 1940 at Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, Dallas Texas.
On December 20, 1942 at Greater Bethlehem, he
"Certificate of Ordination".
Between 1951 and 1969, Rev. Griffin served as pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Waco, Texas.
In July 1969 he began his tenure as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Shortly thereafter, he
led the congregation in a Mortgage Burning Ceremony during the celebration of the church's 100th anniversary in November 1975.
During his early tenure at Ebenezer he served a two-year term as the first Black president of the Austin Independent School District Board of Directors.
Rev. Griffin served as the corresponding secretary of the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Director of Christian Education Enrichment Program at the National Baptist Fellowship of Churches.
He also spent time as a Director and Lecturer for the Teacher Training Department of the National Baptist Sunday School Congress.
He served as an instructor at Ridgecrest, North Carolina, teaching "Pastoral Ministry in the Black Church.
performed in many other capacities at state and national religious gatherings.
had many other accomplishments during his
tenure, most notably:
• Housing the first " Meals on Wheels" program in East Austin
at Ebenezer Baptist Church;
Rev. Griffin retired on July 31, 2011.