Meet our Founding Pastors

Rev. Danny Griffin and Rev. Gwen Griffin, our Pastors, lead the body of believers at Charis Church. Through their diverse and unique ministry gifts they teach and preach God’s Word and train believers to be led by the Holy Spirit.

Pastor Danny attended Columbus College and graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center, founded by Kenneth E. Hagin in Oklahoma. Pastor Gwen attended Columbus College and graduated from Faith Bible Institute in Oklahoma City. They have served in full time ministry for 36 years.

Layer 1During their ministry they’ve pioneered several churches, including Faith Christian Fellowship of Oklahoma City, a church of 500+ people, acquiring property worth over 1.5 million dollars. Pastor Danny’s ministry has taken him to minister internationally. He has held crusades in South America, Costa Rica, Australia, Aruba, India and Canada as well as traveled extensively preaching in over

40 states and hundreds of cities.  He freely flows with the Holy Spirit in Gifts of Healing and Working of Miracles. Some of the outstanding miracles that have occurred include blind eyes opened, leprosy healed, cancer healed, teeth filled with gold & silver, deaf ears opened and many more, including a man raised from the dead. He has been a guest on Sid Roth’s TV program ‘It’s Supernatural’ as well as producing his own television show ‘Faith Talk.’


Pastor Danny has counted it an honor to minister with many outstanding ministers such as Dr. Jerry Savelle, Dr. Norvel Hayes,  Rev. Happy Caldwell, Rev. Rodney Howard-Browne, Dr. Bob Lemon, Dr. Buddy Harrison, Rev. Bobbie Jean Merck and others.

Pastor Danny and Gwen count it their greatest accomplishment to have three grown daughters and two son-in laws serving the Lord.  They are also blessed with nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

His favorite Scripture “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God”

You’d really enjoy hearing his testimony of how God led him to become a successful businessman and entrepreneur.

Pastor Gwen compiled the booklet “God’s Faithful Love.” It consists of anointed scripture that minister God’s loving strength, faithfulness and hope to the hearts of hungry individuals.

41c9USpqFoL._SY250_BO1,204,203,200_Their daughter, Lara Griffin, is Assistant and Children’s Pastor. Attending Rhema Bible Training Center and having God’s call on her life, she is well prepared to minister to children.  She has authored a children’s book “How Miss Ladybug Lost Her Spots” which shares the love of God and message of salvation with children. Many children’s lives have been changed because of this book.  She would love to share it with you and your children.  Your kids are welcome at Faith Factory.

“You are welcome at Charis Church. We’d count it an honor to greet you with the love of God and we’d be delighted for you to become part of our church family.” Pastor Danny