Clarke McGriff

Profile Updated: October 23, 2017
Residing In: Columbia, SC USA
Spouse/Partner: Susan
Occupation: Pastor: Green Hill Baptist Church - Lugoff, SC
Children: Chauncey, born 1975
Christopher, born 1982
Aaron, born 1984
Grace-Cathryn, born 1988
7 More…Grandchildren
Military Service: Army  
Which Jr High school did you attend

Kennedy Jr. High

Tell us about your grandchildren; names/ages. Are you known as GrandMa/GrandPa - or the more popular Nana/PawPaw -- or some other endearing name?

Adrian Malachi
I am Paw Paw


God has been so very good and is the source of my strength. His praise is continually in my mouth. After High School, there were 4 years of college in Greensboro at NC A&T. After that 3 years of grad school at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, CA. where I earned the M.Div degree. The Lord also blessed me to earn Masters degrees at Kansas State University in 1988 and the US Army War College in 2002. Susan and I were married in January 1981 and I that same month I entered active duty in the Army at Fort Riley, Kansas as an Army Chaplain. We've had multiple assignments around the nation and the world for the last 30 years. On 31 January 2011, I retired after 33 years of total service, we retired in Columbia, SC. My plan going forward is to throw off everything that hinders me and also the sin that keeps showing up in my life. I intend to run with patience the race that God has designed and set before me. I will look only to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith. And when my race is done, I shall leave this place and go to a better place. And for those that I leave here who are dear to me and to whom I have been dear, I pray that in the end you can say of me simply, "Beautiful Feet".

Tell us a little about your spouse

He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the LORD. I found a wife and I have God's favor I am certain because of Susan's faithfulness. We have been married for 36 years. She not only inspires me but she has always supported me. Her faithfulness to me is exceeded only by her dedication and love for our children and grandchildren. I cherish her greatly.

School Story:

Nothing extraordinary while at East Forsyth. Came in from Atkins High in 1971 for my junior year. I was on the basketball team my junior year, ROTC and Upward Bound. My senior year I was also a member of the Key Club.

What other towns/states have you lived in?

Greensboro, NC:73-78, Mill Valley, CA:78-81, Manhattan, KS:81-83, Republic of Panama: 83-86, Fort Monmouth, NJ:July 86-Dec 86, Manhattan, KS:87-88, San Antonio, TX:88-92, Johnston Island:92-93, Fort Benning, GA:93-96, Springfield, VA:96-99, Hinesville, GA:99-00; Bosnia-Herzegovina:00-01, Carlisle, PA: 01-02, Teagu, South Korea:02-03, Fort Lewis, WA:03-06, Fort Jackson, SC 06-08, Fort Monroe, VA:08-10, Columbia, SC: 10-Present

Do you have an unusual job: i.e, one of our classmates (who hasn't yet joined our fun site) is a medical illustrator - yep -she draws pictures of diseases for medical books

Army Chaplain
Marriage Enrichment Retreat Facilitator
Radio DJ
Civilian Pastor
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors: Save Your Colon Inc.

Met anyone famous/infamous or nationally known for whatever reason?

President George W. Bush
Orlando Jones
Dawn Lewis
Kim Fields
Tichina Arnold
Diggy Simmons

Words of wisdom now that we've reached the ages we are!

I was young but now I'm old. I have never seen the righteous forsaken or his seed begging bread. Serve the Lord with gladness.

Got any tatoos you care to tell us about? What about your grown kids...? If you are sporting a tatoo - is it fromm years ago, or more recent since it seems to be the rage

The Greek alphabet Omega is branded on both upper arms and on my chest over my heart. I am a member since college of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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Whatz up Lisa?? See you at Reunion!! God bless.

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Whatz up Bobby? Good to see you Brother. God bless.

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May 21, 2016 at 8:33 AM

I played basketball under Coach during my first year at East in 1971-72. A gentlemen in every respect. I appreciated his attention to detail and his attention to his players. He did the work the Lord sent him here to do. Save a seat for me Coach!!

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End of the Army Road! 33 years and 14 days!! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!!