Author: Jon Earls

I serve as the pastor of the Tarrant Bible Methodist Church in Tarrant Alabama. I am married to the love of my life Michelle, and have three children. I occasionally share my thoughts at my blog or on Facebook. I am passionate about knowing Christ and making Him known.

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  1. Rev. Glen Griffith was a prince of preachers, an example of humility and kindness, and a living example of holiness. During my younger years as serving as General Evangelist of the Allegheny Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, I had the honor and privilege of serving as song and youth evangelist at camp meetings where Brother Griffith served as featured preacher.
    His messages were laden with the power of the Holy Spirit. He had a keen insight into living the sanctified life. He was always an encourager—never a condemner. I always left the services where he ministered feeling uplifted and determined to live a holy life.
    There is one personal memory of Brother Griffith that I shall forever cherish. It took place at Sea Breeze Camp Meeting. It was the third year of the establishment of Hobe Sound Bible Institute. Rev. Steve Herron, HSBI president, and Rev. H. Robb French, camp meeting founder, were platform managers. One night, following his sermon, Brother Griffith invited the students and staff of the Bible Institute to join him at the altar. As he laid hands on each of us as we knelt on the bare concrete floor at a simple wood altar, we were engulfed in a strong presence of the Holy Spirit. We could feel the kindness and compassion of this chosen man of God. All of experienced a new insight into Holy living.
    When the service ended, and I turned to leave, I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned to see Brother Griffith with a five dollar bill in his hand. As a father would do, he put his arm around me and said softly, “Son, I know the school cannot pay the teachers very much. (Our teaching salary was $100 per month.) The Lord told me to give you this for your next haircut.”
    It is impossible to tell you the compassion that emanated from this holy man. His sermons were about holy living and his actions demonstrated what he preached.
    (Written Nov. 2011 in a small village in Eastern Thailand near the Cambodian border, where I am currently ministering to precious Buddhists.)

  2. Thank you for sharing your memories of Brother Griffith! I always enjoying hearing stories such as these.

  3. These comments of Glenn Griffeth are so inspiring to go and do and live the way they lived also.
    Yes Thank You very much for the awesome comments. I currently attend a Weslyan Holiness Church in Wincheter IN. and the Gen Supt. Is our fill in pastor. Rev John Brewer mentions Glenns name very often and now I feel like I can be somewhat aquainted with the founder of the Weslyan Holiness assc of churches.

  4. The glorious Gospel,anointed and
    unctionized; throuogh
    one of His beloved and
    faithful servants: is
    this. Thank GOD!

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