The Glorious Living Ministry was founded on Ephesians 3:16: “I pray that out of His glorious riches, He may strengthen you with power, through His Spirit in your inner being.” Our goal is to guide all believers into cultivating the glorious life that God intended them to have — lives that are healthy, prosperous, rewarding, and hope-filled. We take our cue from the Giver of Life: “I came that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10b). All activities and events of the Ministry are designed to bring participants into a fuller, more satisfying relationship with God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Our mission is to help Christian believers reach their full potential in Christ through Bible-based experiences in:
• inner healing--releasing them from those strongholds that hinder them from being an open and
clear vessel for the Lord to work through
• training in understanding human behavior that leads to destructive life-actions
• individual and corporate ministry
• counseling, both individual and family
Our heart's desire is to see individuals fully realize their potential as expressed by St. Paul in Ephesians 3:17-19: “And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts, living within you as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love, and may you be able to feel and understand…how long, how wide, how deep, and how high his love really is; and to experience this love for yourselves…so at last you will be filled up with God himself.”
We Affirm the Nicene Creed
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Board of Directors
PAULA GRIFFIS, Founder/President
ADRIAN GRIFFIS, Vice President
Adrian and Paula have been Christians for many years and are very involved with their church and other Christian ministries. Adrian is currently in Seminary for ordination and is an approved Facilitator for the Elijah House School of Ministry. Paula has graduated from Higher Ground School of Ministry, which is accredited by Transworld Accreditation. She is a Licensed Minister in Women's Ministry for the Charismatic Episcopal Church, Diocese of Florida, and is certified with Elijah House. Both Paula and Adrian are trained in SOZO, Steps to Freedom, and Dave Ramsey Financial Peace. They began Glorious Living Ministries in 2013 as a way of helping members of the Body of Christ grow in their knowledge of God and His Kingdom and to help them in their Christian Discipleship.
EARL SHIMP, Board Chairman
CATHIE SHIMP, Secretary
Earl has served on several boards and councils, including the Board of Episcopal Children’s Services. He has served for 26 years on the Rectors Advisory Council and is a member of the Prayer Team at Church of the Messiah in Jacksonville, Florida. He is a current Board Member of Horse Stamp Ranch, and mentors men in addiction recovery. He has a degree in Construction Management from the University of North Florida, and is the Senior Vice President of Operations of Gate Precast Company headquartered in Jacksonville. Cathy is a born-again believer who serves as head of the Intercessory Prayer Team and Banner Ministry at the Church of the Messiah. She serves with the Women’s Leadership Team, and is active in church, city-wide, regional and state-wide Christian special events. She is the founder of Majestic Banners and Wild About You (WAY). She currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Jacksonville Children’s Commission. She was twice named Teacher of the Year and is a State of Florida designated Master Teacher.
FATHER LON PARDEE, Treasurer
DRU PARDEE, Director
Father Lon Pardee is a priest in the Charismatic Episcopal Church and holds Masters degrees in both Education and Ministry. He and his wife Dru have served as Area Coordinators of Marriage Encounter weekends as well as on the Committee for Family Life for the Diocese of Florida. For over 30 years, Fr. Lon has been very active in Kairos Prison Ministry and has served as their National Trainer. He is also on the Secretariat for the Tres Arroyos three-day-renewal weekends, and has been involved in the Inner Healing Ministry for the past 30 years. Dru has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and has worked as a Pediatric Nurse, as a Nurse Consultant for emotionally-handicapped-adolescents, as a Hospital Nursing Educator, and as a Workman's Compensation Case Manager. She has been trained at Christian Healing Ministries and is very active in Healing and Intercessory Ministries. She ministers to both incarcerated women with Kairos Prison Ministry, and to female loved-ones of incarcerated men through Kairos Outside.
DAVID and NANCY LINDSAY, Directors
David and Nancy Lindsay have helped to present Elijah House and Sozo inner healing training, have facilitated Celebrate Recovery and Marriage groups, and have had extensive experience as Home Fellowship leaders and facilitators. David attended Pennsylvania State University and Nancy the New York School of Interior Design. Their life and ministry is geared to help overcome divisions among God’s people and to work under Christ’s leadership to discern strategies to build His church. They feel called to walk and operate in the authority of the King, and to carry forth His will and desire to change lives and free hearts. They operate as God's instruments in the process of sanctification through applying the Holy Spirit’s inner healing tools to help people grow in their faith.