I grew up in Elmore City, Oklahoma, and graduated from Pernell High School in May 1964. I joined Salem Baptist Church at about 12 years old. I grew up in church and attended regularly, but was truly saved and filled with the Holy Ghost in April 1993. I moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1970 where I resided for 30 years. I was saved and became a member of Grace Temple Apostolic Church under Bishop Thomas H. Young. God has anointed me not only to preach and teach, but also to sing and to be an aspiring musician.
I have previously held positions as Choir President, Sunday School Teacher, and Missionary Vice-President as well as performed other duties for the church.
I attended Arizona Bible College and Grand Canyon University, majoring in Theology and Christian Doctrine. I also attended Bevill State College, Alabama. I graduated from Elite Academy of Cosmetology as a Cosmetologist and as a Master Instructor. In March 2015, I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor Degree, and I am currently pursuing my Master Degree.
My husband, Raymond D. Glass, and I moved to Duncan, Oklahoma in August 2008. He and I founded Living Abundantly in Jesus Christ Ministries in 2000, and pastored Living Abundantly Apostolic Church, Reform, Alabama from 2002 through 2008. We started Living Abundantly Church, Duncan, Oklahoma in February 2010.
I am also the founder of Jesus Source of Life Ministries. I have spoken at various women's programs and retreats, including women's prisons. I have a heart for all of God's people particularly women's hurts and issues. I have a burden for young people, both men and women.
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord..." (Psalm 33:12a).
I was born and raised in Reform, Alabama, and graduated from Hopewell High School in May 1963. I joined Popular Springs AME Church at about 16 years old. After graduation from high school, I moved to Fresno, California, and quit going to church.
In September 1963, I joined the Air Force, and stayed until I retired in August 1993. I was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost in March 1987, and became a member of True Gospel Tabernacle Apostolic Church, in Germany.
I have faithfully served God since I was saved. I had a made up mind. I didn't want to be in and out. Either I would be all the way in or all the way out! God delivered me immediately from alcohol and the desire for alcohol as well as from the destructive lifestyle which I was living.
I have ministered in churches, jails, and on the streets. I have served in various apostolic churches as a deacon and minister. I served as Assistant Pastor, Grace Temple Apostolic Church, Phoenix, Arizona (where I met my lovely wife), and Assistant Pastor, Christ Temple Apostolic Church, Gordo, Alabama.
In May 2000, I married the beautiful Erma J. Turner at Grace Temple Apostolic Church, Phoenix, Arizona. We moved to Reform, Alabama; founded and pastored Living Abundantly Apostolic Church from 2002 through 2008. In August 2008, we moved to Duncan, Oklahoma, and started Living Abundantly Church in February 2010.
Pastor Erma J. Glass
Pastor Raymond D. Glass
We are the proud parents of six beautiful daughters and two handsome sons. We are also the privileged grandparents of 18 adorable grandchildren and six very active great grandboys.
"A New Direction"