Celebrating 25 Years of Ministry
Administrative Assistant Anita Griffith celebrated 25 years of ministry at Friendswood United Methodist Church on February 5. Beginning in February 1990 Anita joined the staff as the first membership secretary and during the following years her job description expanded to include multiple responsibilities leading to the position of administrative assistant. Along with an ever-changing job description was a growing membership.
From two buildings and a membership of 1,000+ in 1990, the church has grown to four buildings including a 900+ seat worship center and a current membership of over 3,700. When asked if she is ready to retire, Anita answers without hesitating, “I cannot think of anything else I would rather be doing. I have seen several pastors and associates come and go, as well as many staff members, but I am looking forward to being a part of the future of Friendswood UMC. The church has a wonderful staff dedicated to being servants of God. I feel very blessed to be a part of this church not only as a staff member but as a member of the congregation.”