Pastor Olen Griffing is a true gift to the Body of Christ. He brings a great heritage of faith and a deep understanding of the manifest presence of God to all those who share his father heart. He came to Christ at age 31 and soon responded to a profound call of God to pastor people and lead them into the presence of the Lord in worship. He has served as founder and lead Pastor of Shady Grove Church for over 30 years. Shady Grove has led the nations in new dimensions of His presence and many of the most loved worship songs of the past 30 years were written at Shady Grove. His understanding of leadership and of effective team ministry has led the way for some of the most effective churches in many nations of the world, based on a promise given to him from Psalm 2 to ask God for the nations. He is a much sought after conference speaker and counselor to generations of leaders. He and Syble, his wife have been married over 55 years and reside in Euless, Texas. They have 2 children, 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.