Houghton College will host its annual Christian Life Emphasis Week (CLEW) from September 3-6, featuring 2017 keynote speaker the Rev. Dr. Meredith Lee Griffin, Jr.
CLEW is a time of reflection and community near the beginning of the academic year, aimed at providing students with fresh perspectives on faith and fellowship. This year’s guest – speaking on the theme of “The World Needs the You God Sees” – is the senior and founding pastor of Harvest Christian fellowship, a missional, externally focused suburban church located in Wilmington, Delaware. According to Rev. Griffin, the local church “is called to be the living expression of God’s love and power in every community it touches.”
He will speak at Houghton Wesleyan Church on Sunday, September 3 at 8:20, 9:40, and 11:00 a.m. and at 7:00 p.m. in the Houghton College Wesley Chapel. He will also speak in chapel services Monday-Wednesday at 11:05 a.m., Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the college coffee shop, and Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Wesley Chapel.
Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University, a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Regent University. He has served as an adjunct instructor at several universities, leads Black and African-American Ministries for The Wesleyan Church, is a member of the executive committee of the Interdenominational Ministers Action Council of Delaware, and is involved with the Chesapeake District of The Wesleyan Church. Rev. Griffin is also invested in Wilmington’s educational system, acting as a commissioner of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission, a member of the Christina School District Board of Education, and has served on the board of directors for several academic institutes, charter schools, and on the Wilmington Education Advisory Committee.