Elder Dratin Castlin, Jr. started his Christian journey at an early age under the leadership of his father, the late Elder Dratin Castlin, Sr. He is the second of five children. His father and mother (Mother Barbara Castlin) raised their five children up in the True Church of God in Christ.
Elder Dratin Castlin, Jr. has been a faithful member of the True Church of God in Christ for many years. He married his beautiful wife, Rena Castlin, in 2002. Shortly after marriage, they moved to metro Atlanta and started to serve under Elder Oprie Jeffries at St. James True Church of God in Christ. Soon after the move, the Lord blessed them to extend their family; and now, they are blessed with three beautiful children – Jade, Jada and Dratin Castlin, III.
As he continued to serve faithfully at St James, he was ordained a Deacon under the leadership of Elder Dennis Jeffries, Sr. and later ordained a Minister in 2015. He served faithfully at St. James True Church of God in Christ for many years before being appointed to serve as assistant pastor under the leadership of the late Elder Thomas Davis.
In July 2022, Elder Dratin Castlin, Jr. was ordained an Elder and was made Pastor of St. Paul True Church of God in Christ in Warner Robins, Georgia.
Elder Castlin, Jr. loves people, has a passion to reach the people to bring them to God’s way and a love for speaking with others about the Lord Jesus Christ. He never meets a stranger. He is always selfless in everything he does and puts the needs of others before himself.