The J. Howard Griffith and his wife, Linda L. Griffith, have been married for 50 years. The couple was married on June 7, 1964 in their home church in Fairmont, W.Va.
He retired after 46 years in active ministry seven years ago. The last 21 years he served as Senior Minister of the First Christian Church in Shelbyville.
She retired after 20 years at Citizens Union Bank.
The Griffiths have two children, Scott and Amy, and nine grandchildren.