Rev. Ginny Griggs
Ginny is an ordained deacon in the TAC and currently serves as the pastor of worship and community engagement at Memorial Drive UMC in Houston. She loves reading, hiking, and camping, and is the mother to one orange cat and many houseplants.
Ginny’s skills in worship include service design, sermon series planning, leading team meetings, liturgical writing and compilation, volunteer training, and the use of Planning Center. She has served in this capacity in churches of all sizes, both on staff and as a consultant.
Rev. Dr. Daniel Irving
Daniel is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church and has been in full-time ministry for 14 years. In his first appointment he planted The Journey Worship Community at Memorial Drive UMC and during his tenure the community grew from 70-700 in worship making MDUMC in the top ten fastest growing UM churches in the country. He then served as Senior Pastor at First UMC Huntsville during a season of church transition and change and was appointed as Senior Pastor of First Methodist Conroe in July 2020 of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has been married to Jean for 16 years and together they are parents to twin pre-teen daughters and a 7-year-old son.
I have led effective transformation in multiple contemporary worship communities helping them to embrace the ancient traditions of the church through liturgy and communion and using a practical teaching message with modern music. I enjoy observing and strategizing with congregations on how to revamp and improve contemporary worship communities.