Olga Wright Griffin grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, the Bible Belt of the Deep South, where it seemed that everyone attended church. As a young girl, the spiritual influences in her family impacted her faith and ignited a lifelong passion for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As Olga matured in her faith, she realized that many of the people that she knew who claimed to be Christians were not truly changed by their faith. This discovery sparked her enthusiasm for teaching women Biblical principles that can be life changing if allowed to penetrate their hearts. It was from this desire that Heart Hope was born.
Through life's ups and downs, Olga realized that the only constant was the Lord. He was close in the good times, but even closer in the difficult times. Over time, she realized that the difference was the way that she responded to Him during the tough times. If she made the choice to draw near to Him, God would reveal more of Himself to her. Because of the various trials in her life, she has much to offer women who are going through difficult times. No matter what the challenge is-- financial, relational, physical, emotional or any other concerns women are facing, Olga can relate, because she has survived many of these challenges herself as well. She found her hope in God and His Word written to us and desires to share this inspiration with others.
Several years ago, God began preparing Olga's heart for ministry through Scripture, strangers that she met, and friends who began encouraging her to consider fulltime ministry opportunities. When her employment circumstances suddenly changed, she prayed mightily to see if this was truly God's leading. God revealed to Olga that she had already been working with women of all backgrounds, ages and stages through prison ministry, phone counseling and teaching a variety of Bible studies. She determined that all women desire to be ministered to through hope and encouragement.
Olga's varied denominational background, including Methodist, Independent Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Baptist, Evangelical Free and Bible congregations as well as attending colleges with Presbyterian, Disciples of Christ and Catholic backgrounds, confirmed to her the most important thing is not the church doctrine, but God's Word, the Holy Bible, which is always the basis for her teachings.
Olga has been a lifelong educator, teaching high school, Bible studies, training others at work and through her community volunteer roles.
Olga's life with her husband Tom has never been dull. Olga and Tom Griffin have been happily married for 39 years and have been blessed with 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 3 precious grandchildren and 3 grand-dogs. Her adult life has been spent in Fort Worth, Texas, Boulder and Edwards, Colorado.