Bishop Donnie McGriff, Sr. is a leader, visionary, preacher, teacher, Pastor and Founder of Christ Temple Apostolic Church for 38 years and President over the Christ Temple International Ministries for 20 years, which the Lord blessed to have birthed 22 churches.
He also is the overseer of 56 churches in India under Bishop Johannas Malipudi and acquiring 27 more churches entering the CTIMFOC. Bishop McGriff is President of the Christ Temple International Apostolic University for 21 years which is an Accredited University by the Accrediting International Commission for Schools, Colleges, and Theological Seminaries where many souls, ministers, evangelists, prophets, teachers, and even churches have been birthed. In addition, GCTAC has become a satellite site for the CTIAU.
Bishop McGriff was voted as one of three Bishops of the Southern California District Council. Later at the P.A.W. 2014 Summer Convention Bishop McGriff was consecrated on August 8, 2014.
Bishop McGriff is an anointed man of God, chosen after God’s own heart is a gifted authored and keen insight to the needs of God’s people, who has published Best Sellers such as “Don’t Mix Your Stuff with God’s Stuff”, and Supportive Ministries of Helps for the 21st Century Church Books 1 and 2. Also, published his fourth book Christians in Crisis. Bishop McGriff is an ardent student of Eschatology, a Bible Teacher, which he is certified in Anger Management, License Marriage & Family Christian Counselor, and a Member of American Association of Christian Counselors.
His life in Christ is evidenced by his love and compassion for his family, the brethren and to reach the total person and those who are lost.
Many esteems him as a Pastor’s Pastor; a Leader’s Leader; He has no problem in helping, guiding and directing newly pastors. Conducting empowerment seminars, bible classes that are designed to help, train Pastors how to open a church, what guidelines and paths you should take before venturing out. Train Deacons and Armor bearers to be the best that they could be.
Bishop McGriff is married to the lovely lady (Dr. Shirley McGriff) for 56 years has 6 children, 4 son n laws, 33 grandchildren and 30 great-grands who revere him as a loving husband, grandfather (Poppie) and role model father. Bishop McGriff strives to exemplify the heart of God.