Leadership Award Winner Bishop Donnie McGriff

10News Leadership Award Winner
Posted at 6:20 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 15:08:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Right on the sanctuary walls of Christ Temple Apostolic Church in El Cajon, you will find a banner honoring our military and service. And service is a big part of the job for Bishop Donnie McGriff. 

“It’s not a job it’s not a profession. It’s a ministry. And that’s what I do. I love it,” says Bishop McGriff.

And serve the Bishop has for nearly 60 years, starting right out of high school in the Navy. He served his community as a UPS driver. And for over 30 years, he has served in what he calls his ultimate role as the leader of his church. What was his calling?

“I think I found out at an early age that my purpose or destiny was to serve,” says Bishop McGriff with a smile.

The Bishop serves in so many ways with his congregation. They collect food for the less fortunate. He even founded a Christian based University focusing on Theology and Entrepreneurship. But the military has always been very close to Bishop McGriff’s heart. He saw a need for support from the community when he was in the Navy and made that a focus for his congregation when he joined the church. 

“The highest rate for divorce is in our military, and that’s sad because they really don’t have the people to share with them,” adds McGriff. “Our theme for the entire church is preparing families to change the world.”

If you would like to learn more about the work Bishop McGriff and the work his congregation at Christ Temple Apostolic Church does for our military click on this link.

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