Glenn's church

Church of the Covenant
Cincinnati Ohio , 45240

About Glenn
  • Education: Pastor Glenn has a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, a Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. He has completed the coursework for a Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and significant training in counseling through the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC).
  • Experience: Pastor Glenn has been involved in church planting for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in Nebraska, Arkansas and Chicago. He has also served as an assistant pastor. He was ordained in 1994, after working for a number of years as a biomedical engineer.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: If you preach 10,000 sins but not the one with which your congregation struggles, then you have preached self-righteousness and not Christ. Most of the people in the pew on Sunday morning need the same thing I need: I need Jesus to save me from myself as much as (maybe more) I need him to save me from my sin.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Tim Keller preaching the Gospel, especially in his series, Modern Problems, Ancient Solutions.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Pastor Steve Brown: “Contrary to popular opinion, sin is not what you want to do but cannot; it is what you should not do because it will hurt you—and hurt you bad. God is not a policeman; He is a Father concerned about His children. When a child picks up a snake and the father yells, ‘Put that down this instant!’ the child thinks he is losing a toy. The fact is, he is not losing a toy; he is losing a snake.”
  • Family: Pastor Glenn is married and has two children.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Dad died a few months ago. But he listened faithfully and attended church sometimes as a result. Mom knows I am the best preacher ever (except for John Sartelle).
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She likes them better than mom does.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: From Bryan Chapell’s book, Christ-Centered Preaching, know the Fallen Condition Focus on the text and, therefore, preach Christ as the solution.
  • Books that have had an impact: Calvin’s Institutes, Piper’s Desiring God and Future Grace, Powlison’s many articles in the Journal of Biblical Counseling, Tripp’s Shepherding a Child’s Heart, everything by C. S. Lewis and Tolkien.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: The Gospel of Christ says, in its most clear essence: You are more evil than you would have ever dared imagine; and at precisely the same time, you are more loved than you could ever hope.
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