Adam Griffin - Lead Pastor
I was born in St. Louis but grew up mostly around Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where God used godly parents, admirable mentors and incredible friends to relentlessly pursue a heart for the Lord in me despite my ferociously mischievous spirit. After completing my degree in Education and Theology at Concordia University Wisconsin, I moved to the metroplex in 2003 to do student ministry at a church in Flower Mound. In 2010, I married Chelsea Lane. Together, we have three sons: Oscar, Gus and Theodore. My family and I live in Lake Highlands in a diverse and beautiful neighborhood that we love.
I have been a NextGen Minister, a Student Minister, a public school teacher, a Young Life leader, an itinerant speaker, and an Elder, Spiritual Formation Pastor, and member of the Executive Team at The Village Church. I completed my Masters in Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Certificate of Youth and Family Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary, and finished a Doctorate of Educational Ministry in Executive Leadership at Southern Seminary in 2018 where I developed a strategic plan to address racial reconciliation in the city of Dallas. Among other things, I am passionate about family discipleship, the sanctity of human life, racial harmony, and ministering to refugees.
My hope for Eastside is that we would be a body of believers that are identified with Christ because of how much and how obviously we love Him, love each other, and love our community.
Adam is a regular contributor to TVC Resources.
He hosts the Culture Matters Podcast, a show about the intersection of faith and culture.
He writes articles on various topics, some of which are listed below.