Pastor Vandeon Griffin was born in Greenville, MS.  Pastor Griffin served as the Youth Pastor of the Ephesus SDA church in Greenville, MS for 4 years afterwards he was extended an invitation to serve as a pastoral intern at the NEW LIFE SDA church in Chattanooga, TN.  He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology from Oakwood University in May of 2001.  Pastor Griffin was extended a call to the South Central Conference in May of 2001 upon graduation at Oakwood College.  He matriculated to Andrews University Theological Seminary of Seventh-day Adventist by way of Berrien Springs, MI where he completed the requirements for the Masters of Divinity degree in July 2003.  Pastor Griffin served as a Pastoral intern while at Andrews University at the Highland Ave. SDA Church, Benton Harbor, MI.  Upon completion of Andrews University, Pastor Griffin was assigned to the Ebenezer & Mt. Olive SDA Churches in Gadsden & Anniston, AL.

Currently Pastor Griffin serves as the Youth Director of South Central Conference.  He also serves as the President of BAYDA (Black Adventist Youth Directors Association).  He has not made this journey in life by himself; he is married to the finest lady this side of heaven, the former Kimberly Tinson, who is an accounting graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.  The Griffin’s love for each other can be seen through the eyes of their precious angel 10 year old Kalin  Griffin.  Pastor Griffin has a passion to see young people on fire for the Lord, doing what he has called us all to do “be a witness unto all nations and then shall the end come Matt. 24:14.”