A HOUSE RESOLUTION recognizing the work of Dr.
Michael A. Griffin, Pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Fort
Whereas, Dr. Michael Aaron Griffin was born on September 2nd, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois;
Whereas, Dr. Griffin graduated from Gordon Technical
High School in Chicago, and received a degree in Biblical
Studies and Christian Growth from the Lay Bible Academy in
Madison, Illinois, before receiving a Master's of Theology in
Religious Education from the Gospel Ministry Outreach
Theological Institute in Houston, Texas, and a Doctorate of
Divinity from Morris-Booker Memorial College in Dermott,
Whereas, Dr. Griffin entered the ministry in 1987, receiving his ordination as a pastor in 1992 and serving as the pastor of the Kendrick Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago from 1992 until 1997, and as the pastor of the Spirit Redeemed
Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago from 1997 until 2009,
before leading the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Fort Wayne
from 2009 until the present; and,
Whereas, In addition to his 50th birthday, 2012 marks two
other important milestones for Dr. Griffin, twenty-five years of
preaching the Gospel, and twenty years of service as a pastor:
SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives
recognizes the work of Dr. Michael A. Griffin on behalf of his
community and his congregation, first in Chicago and now in Fort
Waye, thanks him for his lifetime of dedicated service to his neighbors,
and sincerely wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Dr. Michael Griffin.
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