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Danny Griffith
Senior and Founding Pastor

Danny is the founding pastor of Horizon Pointe Church which he started in 2008 with his wife Sonya, whom he married in 1984 and their two sons Luke and Tyler. Danny felt a strong calling from God to start a church from scratch. He wanted to create an environment that focused on the 5 purposes of the church (Worship, Ministry, Evangelism, Fellowship and Discipleship) and would be inviting to those seeking a relationship with Jesus. It took great personal sacrifice and hard work to get Horizon Pointe up and running. The church met at Five Points Elementary School in Springboro, Ohio for the first six years. It took a dedicated team of friends and family to completely set up and tear down every Sunday morning for worship services. In March of 2014, the church was able to renovate and lease a building which has provided a temporary church home.

Danny is a natural leader with a genuine unconditional love of people. He is a great communicator that preaches with enthusiasm and conviction. He has helped many people discover their spiritual S.H.A.P.E. and encouraged them to use their abilities to glorify God and build up the church. 30 years of pastoring has given him a wide range of experiences both inside the church setting and in the community. Danny is well loved because of his authenticity and humility. He would be the first to tell you, “No perfect people allowed.” He believes that the church should be a spiritual hospital where everyone can come to find healing and renewal.

Danny is a proud Franklin, Ohio native and a 1986 graduate of Miami University where he earned his BS in Business Education. He continued his education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary receiving his Masters of Divinity degree in Pastoral Ministries in 1988.

Some of Danny’s interests include: basketball, football, golf, movies, great music, cooking and having fun with his family. His favorite place to recharge is at the beach sitting under a shady umbrella while sipping on a Diet Mountain Dew and watching the waves come in and out. He most likely would be listening to an old transistor radio blasting out tunes from the 60s or 70s.