Dr. Allen Griffin
Dr. Allen Griffin is one of the most influential and effective speakers today. His dynamic presentation is both humorous and insightful. Reverend Griffin is a published author, television personality, conference host and motivational speaker. His messages have led thousands to be eternally changed and empowered to in turn reach others. The training he developed for leaders, pastors, and elders on how to receive the Holy Spirit was adopted by the Assemblies of God National Office and has been a resource to many churches.
Dr. Griffin has traveled from the age of seventeen in the field of evangelism, preaching and singing in churches in his home state of Michigan. By the age of nineteen he personally led over one thousand people in the sinners’ prayer in a summer. He received his BA degree from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida in 1994, while serving as Associate Evangelist with Dave Roever. Dr. Griffin ministered and directed the fastest growing street youth ministry in America as heralded by Reverend Bill Wilson of New York. In what was called “the most violent city in America” by USA Today, Reverend Griffin supervised 20 volunteer leaders and ministered to over 1500 students in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. Dr. Griffin is a proud triple-degree alumnus of Southeastern, also obtaining his Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Doctor of Ministry degrees.
Dr. Griffin traveled internationally with renowned communicator Rich Wilkerson as Associate Evangelist, ministering in public schools, conventions, churches, and outreaches. As National Director of the nationally appointed Peacemakers organization, he was responsible for evangelism crusades that assisted in the planting of 12 new home-missions churches in major cities including Detroit, Norfolk, Charlotte, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Houston. As co-writer and developer, Dr. Griffin was able to touch millions of homes through the Peacemakers television broadcast on TBN. He married Hashmareen (Daniel) Griffin, an international runway model in 1998. They have two sons: Israel (19 years of age) and Isaiah (16 years of age). Together they have shared the story of their miraculous union to thousands in women’s ministries, marriage encounters, purity conferences and Men’s ministries as a testimony of holiness and Godly courtship. Millions were able to hear from them as they often hosted the TBN “Praise the Lord” broadcast from Miami.
The Griffins established Excellerate ministries as an outreach to orphaned teens. Dr. Griffin regularly ministers to these often disenfranchised and at-risk youth and connects them with the loving Savior through acts of kindness. He also founded AG Motivational Network, which is a morality-based educational tool that reaches hundreds of thousands of students in public schools annually. Each year, tens of thousands of these students accept Christ as their savior in evening evangelistic rallies. Dr. Griffin served as a short-term missionary to Hong Kong where he led teams for six years. He also served as a General Presbyter for the Assemblies of God fellowship of churches. Dr. Griffin founded AG Ministries to bring the Gospel message, the hope of God’s promises and the power of the Holy Spirit to everyone that would hear. Through this endeavor, he has motivated leaders, trained ministers, and drawn the focus of the believer to the fields to be harvested. From the foreign soils of the mission field to the urban centers of America, Dr. Griffin is focused on a generation that will take the Gospel to the end of the Earth.
About the Griffins
Hashmareen Griffin is the granddaughter of a Hindu man who was saved at the age of 13 in Sri Lanka, a predominantly Buddhist country, who went on to bring three generations of his family to Christ. Born in Sri Lanka, Hashmareen moved to the U.S. as a child where she became a part of the Assemblies of God. At the age of 14, she was discovered by an agent in a mall and subsequently became a model. Throughout her 15-year career as an international runway model, she traveled the world sharing with teens about self-image, positive choices, and overcoming obstacles. In addition to serving in ministry with her husband as the National Director at Excellerate, Hashmareen is in the planning stages of launching a Christian television show featuring the stories and experiences of multi-ethnic, multi-generational people. She loves getting to know people and has a heart for bringing souls to Christ. While God has gifted Hashmareen to make unique impacts for the kingdom, her most significant investment with her husband has been in their two boys – Israel and Isaiah. Both boys are excellent students, and the family enjoys engaging in outdoor activities, eating diverse cuisines, and playing with their dog. Israel is an avid basketball player and is currently touring the country playing in tournaments, and Isaiah enjoys playing video games and cooking.