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Minister

William Dudley Griffith, American Minister. Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church as deacon, 1953, ad elder, 1956. Founder, president Heart of Cleveland, 1957-1960. Member United Methodists for Church Renewal (chairman Cleveland 1964-1966, member of national steering committee Chicago 1965-1968).

Background

Griffith, William Dudley was born on November 19, 1930 in Cleveland. Son of Arthur Griffith and Marguerite (Ellis) Griffith.

Education

Bachelor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1952. Master of Divinity, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, 1956. Doctor Ministry, Consortium Ohio Theological Schools, Cleveland, 1977.

Career

Student pastor, Christ Methodist Church, Chicago, 1953-1956;pastor, Zion/Union Avenue Methodist Churches, Cleveland, 1956-1959;pastor, Willoughby Hills (Ohio) Methodist Church, 1959-1966;pastor, Geneva (Ohio) United Methodist Church, 1966-1971;senior pastor, Macedonia (Ohio) United Methodist Church, 1971-1977;senior pastor, Church of the Savior, Canton, Ohio., 1977-1984;senior pastor, United Methodist Church of Chagrin Falls, Ohio., 1984-1987;senior pastor, Willowbrook United Methodist Church, Sun City, Arizona, since 1987.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church as deacon, 1953, ad elder, 1956.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Morning Minutes, 1987, How to Pray for Some Else, 1988. Radio pastor Voice of the Desert, since 1988.

Membership

Founder, president Heart of Cleveland, 1957-1960. Member United Methodists for Church Renewal (chairman Cleveland 1964-1966, member of national steering committee Chicago 1965-1968).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bowling, fishing, shuffleboard.

Connections

Married Tanya Hudgel, June 20, 1953. Children: Mark E., Gregg H., Ginna Takacs.

father:
Arthur Griffith Griffith

mother:
Marguerite (Ellis) Griffith

spouse:
Tanya Hudgel

child:
Mark E. Griffith

child:
Gregg H. Griffith

child:
Ginna Takacs Griffith