Bishop Mel Griffin

Bishop Melvin Griffin is the Pastor and founder of Resurrection Ministries For All People, located in Pickerington, Ohio. God gave him a vision in the year of 1999 to lead a Christian fellowship grounded in the principles of God’s word. Out of this vision, Resurrection Ministries for All People was born. Bishop Griffin has been blessed to teach and preach in the ministry for over 35 years. He attended Eastern Union Bible College and Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. His main goal is to win souls to Christ. Over the last decade, while pastoring and growing RMFAP, Bishop Mel has served in several ecclesiastical positions for the International Anointed Ministries, Los Angeles CA. and as the National Presiding Bishop of the Interdenominational Fellowship Ministries (IFM), headquartered in Pickerington, Ohio.

In 2015 Resurrection Ministries for All People merged with Eastern Gate Ministries, Pickerington Ohio and Bishop Mel stepped into his next level as Associate Pastor for Eastern Gate Ministries.

Bishop Mel Griffin has been an “on-the-air” personality for over 40 years. When the change of guards took gospel radio off the air in Columbus, OH that did not stop this man of God but shifted him to another level! Bishop Mel along with Pastor Mike Reeves stepped out on faith and started up gospel radio again not only in Columbus, OH but worldwide as owners of WVKO-AM 1580 The Praise streaming live globally!

A diligent servant, Bishop Mel has worked in the community for over 50 years and has received numerous community awards for his contribution including the Columbus Gospel Legend Award, the Ministerial Alliance Award, a City of Columbus Mayoral Citation, the Cease Project’s Advocate of the Year Award and the community award from the More Excellent Way Ministries’ Rally To Keep Kids Out of the Alley Project.

Bishop Mel Griffin resides in Canal Winchester, Ohio, and is happily married to Minister Donna Griffin. First Lady Griffin has dedicated her life to the ministry while serving as BSM Financial Instructor at the Defense Supply Center Columbus and is the Founder & Overseer of Truth in the Word Ministries. Together they have eight children, a host of grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Pastor Sarah Mitchell

Pastor Sarah Mitchell is the Director of Operations for Interdenominational Fellowship Ministries. She has served over the past 25 years, as an Evangelist, Teacher and Church Administrator to many great leaders throughout the country. Pastor Mitchell was ordained into the office of an Evangelist (1999) under the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW), later under World Assemblies of Restoration (WAR) and Interdenominational Fellowship Ministries (IFM). Pastor Sarah Mitchell and her husband Elder Paul Mitchell were fearless to follow God as he led them into the office of Pastoralship as they founded Triumph in Christ Ministry (TICM). In 2012, they started Triumph in Christ Ministry’s “Monday Manna” a Monday gathering filled with powerful teaching under a prophetic and deliverance anointing. In June 2013, Pastor and Elder received their Pastoral ordinations under their Presiding Bishop, Bishop Mel Griffin, of Resurrection Ministries for All People. Under God’s leadership, TICM serves the community through a food pantry, outreach services to local nursing homes and shelter facilities mobile church outreach. As a dynamic teacher of the written word of God and a passionate preacher, Pastor Sarah Mitchell demonstrates the rhema word of God through her walk of faith. “I can do all things through Christ that strengthen me!” is her statement of faith! Pastor Sarah Mitchell is a graduate of Franklin University, Cols. OH, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management/Accounting and master’s degree in Public Administration from Ashford University, San Diego, CA. Pastor Mitchell has served as an Accounting Specialist and Auditor for fortune 500 Companies and The State of Ohio Department of Integrity Assurance Office of Unemployment Insurance. Pastor and Elder Mitchell have enjoyed the mission of ministry through their union of eight years and counting. They have a combined family of five children and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. And a growing number of spiritual sons and daughters.


Minister Sandra Cephas is a dedicated, spirit-led, dynamic woman of god whose heartfelt desires are to share the Good News and break the adversary’s stronghold on God’s people. She and her husband, Elder John Cephas are submitted under the leadership of Bishop Mel Griffin, Presiding Bishop of Interdenominational Fellowship Ministries (IFM). Min. Sandi also serves as Director of Administration for the IFM and is part of the youth teaching staff at Eastern Gate Ministries. She was licensed into the ministry in 2004 under the covering of Resurrection Ministries For All People. She is the former Executive Vice President for Development/Community Relations for the Columbus Urban League where she retired after 30 years of service. She attended Pace University in New York and The Ohio State University. Min Sandi completed her studies at the PTW Ministries Biblical Institute of Technology in 2007. She and her husband John have been wonderfully married for over 33 years. Together they are most proud of their five children, daughter Johnetta, daughter Kelly, son John, daughter Jeanine and son Jason. They are also blessed with 6 grandchildren.