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Rev. Dr. Lloyd T. McGriff,  Pastor

REV. DR. LLOYD T. MCGRIFF is the Pastor of the 2000-member Galilee Baptist Church. Pastor McGriff has been the visionary of this faith community for the past 23 years.  God has used  his gifts of powerful preaching and leading by example to grow Galilee's membership and make a difference in the community.

Pastor McGriff was licensed and ordained at the St. Paul Baptist Church in Winnsboro, South Carolina. He received his BA degree from Howard University, a Masters of Divinity degree from the Interdenominational Center at Morehouse School of Religion, and Doctorate of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Pastor McGriff believes that ministry should impact the community. He has served as Instructor for following: the Congress for the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., the Maryland United Missionary Baptist Convention’s Congress on Christian Education and the Virginia Union University Evan-Smith Leadership Training Institute. He also served as a board member with the Urban League of Greater Washington, D.C.; the American Red Cross, Prince Georges’ County Maryland; he is a graduate of the Harvard University Summer Leadership Institute, and Leadership Price Georges (Inc.) and authored the book “Aaron--Mt. Olive’s Mouthpiece.” Pastor McGriff was featured in Gospel Today magazine as one of “America’s Most Loved Pastors” and is listed in “Who’s Who In Executives and Professionals.” Pastor McGriff was a nominee for the Radio One “Prestige Award,” and recipient of the 2019 Morehouse School of Religion Award for Excellence in Religion. He is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a Life Member of The Greater Washington Urban League. In 2003, under Pastor McGriff’s leadership, the church formulated the Galilee Community Development Corporation (GCDC), to assist those in need of food and clothing. The GCDC has assisted over thousands of people since its inception.

Our First Lady Monica S. McGriff

Monica S. McGriff, a native of Alexandria, Virginia, received a B.S. degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1986 and a Master of Engineering Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1989.  Her academic background inspired a career which includes 14 years in engineering management in the Federal Government and non-profit sector; all before taking on her most challenging career, that of being a mother to three young boys.
Over the years, Monica has served in the church as an instructor in the Church School, Bible Study, and New Members’ Ministry, which include persons of all ages.  She has also served as an Assistant Church School Superintendent.  She initiated and developed a nursery ministry as well as Christian education courses and organizations within the church.  She considers herself blessed to have had the opportunity to conduct personal development workshops and seminars for youth and adults and has been a guest speaker at various church and community events.  She has a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people, and through her sorority, community, and church organizations, she has mentored pre-teen and teenage girls.  She has a strong desire to encourage people who are hurting and who are lost by sharing the Word of God with them.
Monica is blessed to be married to the Reverend Dr. Lloyd T. McGriff, Senior Pastor of the Galilee Baptist Church located in Suitland, Maryland and Washington, D.C.  She and her husband are the proud parents of three  young men, Lloyd Trevar, II , Aaron Joseph, and Johnathan Paul.  She often states, “To God be the glory for the great things He has done.” 
Executive Assistant to the Pastor

Rev. Stephanie Willett

Executive Minister 

Sister Jacqueline Clay

Administrative Assistant 

Deaconess Arletta Love-Osborne

Church  Clerk

Ministry Leaders