Glenn Campbell Facilities Manager
I was born in Long Beach, California. I am the second of three children with an older brother Ken and a younger sister Lori. My folks divorced when I was two, so I really have no recollection of living with my mother. Living in southern California was great growing up. I enjoyed going to the beach in the summer and the mountains for skiing in the winter.
I had a friend who went to Christ Presbyterian Church or CPC as the youth called it. CPC was a small church with about 100 families attending. This church seemed like home to me, or at least what I thought home should be like. These folks accepted and loved me as I was. I got involved in a musical the youth were putting on called "The Dreamer." It was the story of Joseph. This was a great time for me. I would listen to the tape over and over again to memorize the songs and the story. The trials that Joseph went through, the betrayal of his brothers, and more importantly the way that he responded to those things really spoke to my heart.
One night while laying in my bed my life hit me, where I was going, what was I doing? I was going nowhere, doing nothing — my life meant nothing. It was then that I confessed my sins to God and asked Jesus into my heart. I said, "I don't know what I'm doing with my life Jesus, would you take my life, I give it to you. Give me purpose, reason, and direction. Forgive me of my sins." I was 16 when I became a Christian.
I married my wife, Genevieve, in March 1991. We lived in southern California for about three years until our first move to Arlington, Texas. In Arlington, we attended Grace Community Church. My daughter Gabrielle was born in September 1998. We were invited to The Village in August 2004 by some friends who used to attend Grace. I came on staff in January 2005. In September 2010, God blessed us with a son, Genero Ananiah. We welcomed our second daughter, Graci, in 2012. Since coming to The Village, my family has grown in the knowledge of Christ and His love for us. We have found a home here at The Village.
Hope for The Village Church
I hope that we would be a place full of honest, open, transparent hearts that doesn't waste energy protecting ourselves and images but, instead, worships the Father in truth, glorifies and lifts up the name of Jesus Christ, and walks in the power of the Holy Spirit to transform families, communities, neighborhoods, cities and the world.