About Glenn


nlc_goodfriday_033018-47Glenn Packiam is one of the associate senior pastors at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the lead pastor of New Life Downtown, a congregation of New Life Church.

He is the author of Discover the Mystery of Faith (David C. Cook, 2013), LUCKY: How the Kingdom Comes to Unlikely People (Cook, 2011)Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith (Cook, 2009), and Butterfly in Brazil: How Your Life Can Make a World of Difference (Tyndale, 2007).

Glenn was also one of the founding leaders and songwriters for the Desperation Band and has been featured on several Desperation Band and NewLifeWorship recordings. As a signed writer with Integrity Music, he has had the honor of writing and co-writing several well-loved worship songs, like “Your Name” and “My Savior Lives.” Glenn recently released an iTunes LP called,“The Mystery of Faith,” in addition to the EP, The Kingdom Comes (2011), and a full-length album, Rumors and Revelations (2009), all with Integrity Music.
Glenn earned a Doctorate in Theology and Ministry from Durham University in the UK. He also holds BA in Theological/Historical Studies and Masters in Management from Oral Roberts Universityand a Graduate Certificate in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is an ordained priest with the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). Glenn, his wife, Holly, their four children are enjoying life in the shadow of the mighty Rocky Mountains.

9 thoughts on “About Glenn

  1. Read part one of your blog on worship, great word. I read this “For it is not simply the presence of the myth that matters; it is how the Israelite storytellers ‘inhabited’ that myth— how they made it their own and re-worked it” and recieved the impression that you dont believe Job was an actual person. Was that impression wrong?


  2. Hi Pastor Glenn, absolutely loved your writings on ‘The Worship Leader as a Spiritual Guide’. I have posted/link to your blog on my Facebook for many on my friendship list to read coz’ this is where many worship leaders miss the whole point of the journey to worship. Thanks and hope to be checking more stuff from you. 🙂


  3. Pastor Glenn I really want you to know that you blessed my family greatly. I played your album (Mystery of Faith) for my Father Bobby Alexander to hear while he was passing away. We are all blessed by you worshipping God. Thank you.


  4. Hey Glen…never heard of you…just read something you posted on a blog or something I believe it was June 9, 2009 or something….about comparing 10 years ago to now in terms of being a worship leader.

    Dude, I don’t know you at all, but if you came into my office, I’d probably give you a biggo bear hug and buy you some steak dinners. It was really cool what you said.

    Hang in there. You’re one of the worship cats I’ll be diggin’ for a long time, feel me? You ever make your way to Dallas/Fort Worth, look me up. You can crash at my pad anytime you want, and I’ll feed you big.


  5. I am based in the UK, and a former chaplain of Leicester City. I have embarked on an ambitious project to build a national landmark of a million bricks, each one representing an answered prayer. The idea is to build it by a motorway, with a visitor centre so hundreds of thousand of people each year can see Jesus is alive and answers prayer.
    In addition we will be providing a million bricks for social housing, and giving the surplus and ongoing revenues (£millions) to Christian charities
    I’m sure you have hundreds of request, and I just humbly ask that you could prayerfully consider this. Can you have a look, maybe feature on your blog? maybe even buy a brick?
    Please drop me a line if you want more info
    God bless you in your work – Rich


  6. Hi Glen,
    I have been a pastor and spiritual dad here in Kansas City since 1987. I served on the senior leadership team of Kansas City Fellowship/Metro Christian Fellowship for 20 years. I retired from my pastoral post in 2007 to enter the marketplace for a stint and have migrated back into more active ministry since 2011, while still keeping my hand in some business. I read your blog on ntwrightonline about how Tom has affected you and your ministry. I too have been deeply touched by this brother and his understanding of scripture, history, philosophy and how the metanarrative of the Bible became reshaped around Jesus and the Spirit. My wife and I now lead a new church community that gathers in clusters around town and we also serve the Body of Christ at large in various ways. I wanted to say thank you for your great blog post and let you know that there is someone here in KC that resonates deeply with your words.
    In Christ the Lord,
    Michael Sullivant


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