Glenn Burris Jr.
President, The Foursquare Church
President Glenn Burris, Jr. graduated from Mount Vernon Bible College in 1976. He served as youth pastor in Concord, North Carolina, for a year. In 1977, he became a senior pastor in Macon, Georgia, and later pastored a Foursquare church in Cornelius, North Carolina. He has served as a divisional superintendent and a member of the Foursquare Cabinet. He serves on the Foursquare Board of Directors, the Foursquare Foundation Board and the Life Pacific University Board of Trustees. He has also served as the Global Chair of the Foursquare Global Council and is currently the Co-Chair of this Council.
In 1992, Glenn was appointed district supervisor of the Southeast District; in 2002, he was appointed general supervisor of the U.S. National Church. In 2009, Glenn began leading The Foursquare Church as interim president for a 13-month term. He was then elected president by the Convention voting body, and began serving a five-year term on Oct. 1, 2010. In May 2014, the Convention voting body ratified him, expressing their will for him to continue to serve as president for a second five-year term, ending August 31, 2020.
Glenn and his wife, Debbie, have two married children, Heidi (married to Dustin) and Joshua (married to Stephanie), and four grandchildren (Avery, Hunter, Luke and Taylor). Glenn is passionate about enfranchising and empowering the global church to finish the Great Commission.