#COTW Griffin Chapel UMC in Starkville


CHURCH OF THE WEEK: Griffin Chapel UMC in Starkville

Name: Ozell Landfair, Sr.

Church: Griffin Chapel UMC

Church Address/Town: 212 West Main Street, Starkville, MS 39759

Rev. & Mrs. Ozell Landfair

Pastor’s Birthday: 09/25/1955

Pastor’s Hometown: Goodman, MS

Family Names & Children Ages: Earnestine (Wife), Dmechie (son) 40, Ozell, Jr. (son) 38, Xamanie (daughter) 36, Isaac (son) 34, and Tyrell (son) 27.

Pastor’s Education: MDiv., Memphis Theological Seminary, Memphis, TN; COS, Candler School of Theology, Emory Univ., Atlanta, Ga.; Mississippi Baptist Seminary, (Christian Education); BSSW, Mississippi Valley State Univ., Itta Bena, MS.

What do you love about the church you are serving?  The people are willing to follow leadership.

How many years has this church been worshiping together in this location? Since 2006. An older structure was first built on this site in 1925. The church was founded in1867 at the corner of Louisville and Greensboro Street.

How many in attendance? 138 is the average attendance

What ministries is the church known for? Griffin Chapel takes pride in paying 100% of its Fair Share asking, Study Hall (Tutorial Program), Food ministry, Membership Care (UMM visiting the sick and shut-in), Quilt Ministry (UMW), Active Youth & Children (Back to School Jamboree. Scholarships for high school and college students, Partners with other men in the community praying on site at schools over the city and county, We are also known for our choirs, music and worship ministry.    

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