I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing! Yet it was a joy to read of his life's journey and his wonderful contributions! I know he counted you as one of his greatest achievements! Please know that we are praying for you as you grieve. It will be a wonderful reunion when we all get to heaven! Hope to see you at school so I can give you a hug!
Kay Paschal Freeman
I grew up in Ebenezer and still think of it in my heart as my home church. Pastor Griffin was and will continue to always be in my heart. He taught me many things over the years, even after I left Austin. He was such a force, and he knew it! He wanted excellence and never stopped short. He could draw excellence from others and that was his forte. I am grateful to have known him and fortunate to have learned so many valuable lessons from him. May he rest well in the bosom of the Lord.
May the Griffin family know that so many were touched by the life and legacy of this great, God-led leader. May you know peace and grace in the presence of a life well-lived. Fran Phillips-Calhoun
Rev. Griffin was a great leader and shepherd.Thanks for being a great pastor to me and my family for the last 35 years.
Always appreciative, always polite, always a leader. Your legacy lives in the hearts that you help changed. Your light will always be illuminated.
Sherry D. Bailey
Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Reverence Griffin and the Ebenezer family. Reverend Griffin was truly a kind and true servant for the Lord. He touched so many. May God grant his peace and comfort during this time.
Rev Griffin, I've learned so much from you. Thank you.
I Grew up in Ebenezer Baptist, graduated from UT Austin JUST before Rev Griffin was called from Waco,Texas To Pastor our church. We became Great friends and he gave me the opportunity to design several School for AISD. But we were BOTH advocates of EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPEMENT...We programmed, designed and build THE EBENEZER DEVELOPMENT CENTER abjacent to to the church. I have Often Stated that I Would not EVEN had the chance to become an Architect IF the CHURCH had NOT give me fianancial assistancs in the Fifties while enrolled at UT-Austin. NOW... AGAIN, please allow a chance AGAIN to say THANK YOU. To the MANY His MANY Friends, Church Members AND Family...HE IS THERE IN THE LORD'S HOUSE PREACHING THE GOOD NEWS...No more pain and suffering JUST sunshine. I Love You. He was (Indeed) A BRIDGE BUILDER... Respectfully, Norcell D Haywood,AIA,Architect...San Antonio,Texas
Rev.Griffin rest in peace I worshiped him I loved working at his CDC I learned alot when I was employed there he was a great and strong solider
Leaders foster inspiration; Followers provide hopes for the future. Your Leadership beget an imagination of hope, in the journey toward respectability that continues.
Rev. Griffin was a true servant of the Lord. He introduced me, into the Christian family, through baptism.
We will all miss Pastor Marvin Griffin; he touched so many of our lives.
KFIT Gospel 1060AM
A man among men. Truly a man with a vision who would not be denied in his quest for justice and fairness.
Alexander W. Porter
Rev. Griffin was a true gentleman and Christian. I was privileged to have met him.
I have the greatest respect for Rev. Griffin, having met him in 1981 when I attended his church as the guest of George and Valerie Wright. He will be remembered as a giant in Austin's black community and one of the most effective leaders of any race in the city's history. And his legacy will live on through his works.
A true gentlemen and leader. One of the best. --- Chaplain Larry Todd
the great one, he will surely be missed
I didn't even have to attend his church to become a fan of Rev. Griffin. I caught up with him a couple of months after my mother passed away. He told me about his admiration for her father in Dallas, who was a role model for himself. This revelation intrigued me to no end! Rest in peace, Rev. Griffin.