Pastor Derek & Lisa Griffin
Pastor Griffin bio:
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13
Lead Pastor, Derek Griffin, lives by this verse in his life and in his ministry. At the young age of 21 he gave his heart and life to Jesus Christ at Hopewell Baptist Church in Norcross, GA. After joining Lakewin Christian Center 18 years ago he immediately joined the choir and the praise team to give back his gift of song to the Father in Heaven. Several years later he became a Disciple and soon thereafter became one of the first Deacons of Lakewin. In 2007 Pastor Derek was called by God to preach the Gospel and was graciously led and mentored into the office by Senior Pastor Harry J. Riley. In 2014 while serving Lakewin as Praise Leader and Vice Chair of the Deacon Board; Pastor Riley was then led by the Lord to provide ministerial licenses to Deacon Griffin and several other faithful servants that year. After the licensing ceremony Pastor Griffin was voted to be the Chairman of the Ministerial board and served faithfully in that role until his ordination and promotion to the Lead Pastor of Lakewin Christian Center in June of 2017. He’s also a member of the Advisory Board of the DuBois Integrity Academy which is a K-5 S.T.E.M. Charter school in Riverdale, the Association of Christian Ministers of Clayton County, and the Forest Park Ministers Association.
Pastor Griffin is also a licensed insurance agent with Nationwide Insurance and is involved in various business ventures in real estate and charter school development. He is originally from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area where he graduated with honors from Georgetown Preparatory High School in Rockville, MD. In addition, Pastor Griffin, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and graduated Cum Laude from Morehouse College in 1989. Pastor Griffin has been happily married to Lisa Griffin for 26 years and has three wonderful children, Darien, Blake, and Kennedy.
Associate Pastor Terry & LyCynthia Baskin
Pastor Baskin bio:
The Honorable Terry l. Baskin was elected in 2004 as the first African-American tax commissioner in the history of Clayton County, Georgia. he’s only the fifth tax commissioner elected since county’s inception. Now serving in his fourth four (4) year term, Commissioner Baskin is the leading authority in the field of taxation in Clayton County, counseling thousands of taxpaying citizens in this area. Commissioner Baskin is a long time member of the Georgia association of tax officials along with the constitutional officer association of Georgia.
Commissioner Baskin is very passionate community activist. Previously, chaired the American cancer society relay-for-life, current member of the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Lake Spivey Rotarians. a participating mentor for a number of students in the Clayton school system and for the Fifth year straight as a participant in the Clayton Chamber of Commerce “Principal for a Day.”
Terry is an alumnus of the first graduating class of World Changer’s Bible College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Christian studies. he also received both his master’s and doctorate’s degree in divinity from Restoration Theological Seminary. In his spare time, terry loves to read history books, walking, and Most of all, he loves to play golf. An avid golfer for the past eighteen years, he has won numerous golfing events throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. In particular, the 2009 M.O.b.b. annual charity golf tournament in Hampton, Georgia.
Terry has been married for the past 25 years to the lovely Dr. Lycynthia Baskin, they have one daughter, Rachel Renee who is a recent graduate of Gordon State College in Barnesville, Georgia. Terry and his family are faithful members of Lakewin Christian Center International of Riverdale, Georgia since 2014, where Terry serves as an Associate Pastor. Prior to that, they were long standing members of World Changers Church International of College Park, Georgia for 23 years.
Elder George James
Elder Nathaniel Hackett
Elder Ray Puryear
Elder Sherryle Puryear
Elder Tim Babb
Evangelist Antoinette Leslie
Evangelist Jean Mathis