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Pastor Drew Griffin

Drew’s family began its American journey 100 years ago on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  As with many immigrants they endured poverty, a depression, two world wars, and several transitions in and out of the city.  In 2013 the Griffins moved back to NYC and began to call the city their home.

Drew’s background is rooted in a love for the city and its people, and a desire to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transform the lives of those in need.  Seeing those who are lonely and in need find their purpose and identity in Christ remains the goal of CCNYC and its pastor.

Through a long process of calling and confirmation God placed the Upper East Side neighborhood of Yorkville on the couple’s heart. Drew, Emily and their daughter Charlotte, currently reside in Yorkville, in Manhattan.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
— Life verse: 1 Peter 2:9-10