The FAB Church

Pastor Terrence D. Griffith
Address: 6700 Lansdowne Ave Philadelphia, PA 19151
Contact: (215) 473-3200
Fax: 215 974-7500
Live Broadcast Time: Sundays 10:30 AM EST
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Reverend Terrence D. Griffith
Former Senator—Parliament of Grenada
Pastor First African Baptist Church of Philadelphia
Immediate Past President, Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Executive Secretary, Foreign Mission Board, National Baptist Convention, USA, INC

Terrence D. Griffith is the Senior Pastor of the oldest African American Baptist Church in Pennsylvania, the historic 208 year old First African Baptist Church of Philadelphia.  He is a former Senator of Her Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth Parliament in Grenada and the author of eight published books: Grenada:  The Jewel in a Communist Crown; Issues Too Hot To Handle; A Guide to Discovering Spiritual Gifts (Co-Authored with Dr. J. Milton Thomas and Dr. Mark A. McCleary); How To Find Solutions to Financial Problems; Galatians: A Prescription for Liberty; The Church Under Siege; How To be An Effective Leader and Why Women Say All Men Are Dogs. He is currently working on—Cut From a Different Cloth: A New Paradigm for Black Leadership.

He was listed in Who’s Who among Authors in American and in the Nationwide Register of Who’s Who in Executives and Businesses.  He was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr’., Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. He has guest lectured on: Low Intensity Military Conflicts at several Philadelphia area colleges including Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ), Cabrini University, and Temple University-Ambler Campus. Griffith was a speaker and moderator at the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia when Pope Francis visited.

He has served on several Boards including:

  • Board of Managers, Christian Street YMCA
  • Vice Moderator, Pennsylvania Eastern Keystone Baptist Association
  • 3rd , 2nd and 1st  Vice President of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity
  • President of Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity. (Longest Tenure as President)
  • Board of Directors, Philadelphia Baptist Association
  • Evangelism Council, Philadelphia Baptist Association
  • Board of Directors Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Board
  • Board of Directors Philadelphia School Partnership
  • Commissioner on Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs
  • Board Member on the Mayor of Philadelphia Workforce Development and Workforce Investment Boards
  • Advisory Board member Legacy Youth Tennis (formerly Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis

He currently serves as:

  • Executive Secretary/Director of the Foreign Mission Board, National Baptist Convention USA, Inc
  • Executive Committee and Evangelism Committee of the Baptist World Alliance.
  • 1st Vice President Baptist Ministers Conference of Philadelphia and Vicinity
  • Member, Philadelphia International Airport Advisory Board
  • Political Director of NAACP (Philadelphia Branch)
  • Board member Self Help. Inc
  • Board Member REACH Foundation (Road to Educational Achievement through Choice)

He has preached and spoken in the Caribbean, Canada, throughout North America, Europe, Korea, Israel and Africa. In Korea he spoke at the 250,000 member Myung Sung Presbyterian Church.  Pastor Griffith has been married to the lovely Ann-Marie for the past 31 years. They have two children, Raisa and Mikhail and are the proud grandparents of one beautiful grandson, Jayden.