Our Approach

Rooted In God's Word, Growing In Christ Together

Our slogan above represents our purpose as a church. We want to be a church which is anchored in the everlasting truth of the Bible. Over and over, we are reminded that God’s Word will never fade away, and we must hold fast to it as our foundation. Within the bounds of its truth, we desire to grow together in spiritual maturity, in love for one another and the community where we live, and in the ability to reach others with the gospel message. We hope that you will consider the opportunity to grow with us!

Our Story

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.

  • There is one God, eternally existent in three persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

  • In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years.

  • In the blessed hope – the rapture of the Church at Christ’s coming.

  • The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.

  • Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

  • In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.

  • In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and other to everlasting damnation.

STAFF

When you visit Griffith Baptist Church, you will not only find a group of strong believers but a family who will support you in your walk with God.

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Daniel Obinger

Senior Pastor

Pastor Daniel M. Obinger has been the Pastor of Griffith Baptist since 2014. Along with his role as senior pastor, Dan is the administrator of Calumet Christian School. Before taking the pastoral role, Dan served at Bible League International as the Executive Director of U.S. Ministry. He oversaw the ministry of providing Bibles, Scripture Materials & training to local churches throughout the United States. Prior to joining Bible League International in November 2011, he served at Moody Bible Institute in educational roles, as senior pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Highland, IN, and as an associate pastor at Grandville Baptist Church in Grandville, MI. A graduate of Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA, Dan earned his Masters of Theological Studies from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI.

Dan says:  “I knew at a young age that God wanted me to work in ministry.  My passion has long been to have His Word presented – from the pulpit, in the classroom and around the globe.  I look forward to working with the incredible staff we have at Calumet Christian to build a school that truly makes an impact in NW Indiana.”

Bradley Knight

Assistant to the Pastor

Before becoming the Assistant to the Pastor in 2018, Bradley Knight held an internship at Griffith Baptist, focusing primarily on leading Sunday morning worship.  "I love being a part of the ministry here. I really want to see this church grow."

Bradley Knight also graduated from Calumet Christian School, of which Griffith Baptist Church is the host facility. While at CCS, he led chapel for 4 1/2 years and graduated as Valedictorian. Currently, Bradley is attending Purdue University Northwest where he wants to graduate with a degree in Broadcast Communication.

Bradley’s favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:31 which states, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” He says this is his favorite verse because it reminds him that no matter what stands in his way, God is with him.

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Brenda Obinger

Children's Ministry Coordinator

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Arthur and Angela Gallegos

Teens and Young Adult Ministry Facilitators 

Brenda Obinger has been serving at Griffith Baptist Church alongside her husband since 2014. After taking over the Children's Ministry in 2018, Brenda says she "wants the kids to be active inside the church and outside of the church as well as have activities to look forward to where they can fellowship with kids their age."

Along with her role at Griffith Baptist, Brenda is the Academic Coordinator at Calumet Christian School. She works with students who have medical, emotional, behavioral and academic needs. She is also the school nurse, having went to school to be a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Brenda's favorite Bible verse is Psalm 143:10 which states, "Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness."

Arthur and Angela Gallegos oversee the Junior and Senior High programs at Griffith Baptist as well as the young adult ministries. Angela helps lead Sunday School while Arthur leads Sunday nights. Arthur says they both have a passion to see young people grow in their faith. "Our goal is to equip the next generation of the church with biblical knowledge and application of God's word in light of their context."

Arthur and his wife have five children. They love spending time with their family, playing music, and helping Griffith Baptist Church grow in their community.

Arthur's favorite Bible verse is Romans 12:1 which states, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." 

Angela's favorite Bible verse is Psalms 27:14 which states, "Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!"