Griffin was born in Ohio, but was raised in Dillsburg PA after living in an RV for two years traveling the states. He attended Messiah University and graduated with a BA in Youth ministry. During high school, Griffin served as a youth leader at his home church and later interned under their youth pastor. Shortly after graduating highschool, he started working part-time as the Youth Director at First Korean Church of Dillsburg. Griffin began working part-time at Mountville Mennonite Church alongside FKC of Dillsburg while in his senior year at Messiah U. Having had the experience of working at two churches at the same time, it worked out well to have him working now at both Hope Born in Christ and Mountville Mennonite Church!