Mountain View Baptist Church has the remarkable testimony of having only two pastors in the last fifty years.
(Pastor Griffith, his wife, Lynne, and their children and grandchildren.)
From 1962 until 2002 Dr. Jimmy Robbins faithfully pastored. Known as a “son of thunder”, he was devoted to the Word of God, old-fashioned Bible preaching, the church, and his family. He had the anointing of God on his life and was instrumental in bringing multitudes into the family of God. He believed and practiced what he preached. He was indeed a Man of God! Through his ministry the present sanctuary was constructed and the Christian school established.
On Sunday morning, July 28, 2002, Dr. Robbins retired. At the conclusion of the 40th anniversary service, following the leadership of Dr. Robbins and recommendation of the church deacons, the congregation unanimously voted Steven Griffith in as the new pastor. With God’s continued blessing and guidance, the church has maintained an appreciation for the past and developed a vision for the future.
Pastor Griffith surrendered to the call to preach in 1978 at age 18. Three years of Biblical instruction soon followed at Spurgeon Baptist Bible College in Mulberry, Florida and Tabernacle Baptist Bible College in Greenville, South Carolina. His pastoral experience began at age 21 and includes pastoring Eastatoe Baptist Church in Sunset, South Carolina for one year; four years at Open Door Baptist Church-Easley, South Carolina and sixteen years at Galilee Baptist Church, Monroe, North Carolina. In August 2012, Pastor Griffith and congregation will celebrate ten years of service together at Mountain View Baptist Church.
Pastor Steven Griffith and wife Lynne have been married since 1983. They have four adult children, Tiffany, Derek, Phillip, and Bethany, who are all, along with their spouses, active members of MVBC. Pastor and Mrs. Lynne are also blessed to have three precious granddaughters, Piper, Auburn, and Calloway. The Pastor and his family are actively involved in the service of the Lord; they are faithful in their church attendance and are joyfully knit together with the congregation.
Following the Pastor’s direction the church continues to move forward attracting new believers, evangelizing the unsaved and training youth to serve Christ. Believing the church should minister to everyone, the pastor loves people “where they are”!