President Burris Ratified for Second Term
Glenn Burris Jr. was ratified for a second term Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the annual convention in Dallas. Ratification requires a 75 percent affirmative vote. Glenn’s second term will officially begin Sept. 1, 2015, and will end Aug. 31, 2020.
“I take the responsibilities of the president’s office very seriously, and I will continue to strive for excellence in serving The Foursquare Church and God’s kingdom,” Glenn said in a statement.
More than 1,300 ministers and delegates were onsite to vote at the convention. An additional 731 credentialed ministers voted by absentee ballot, the first time that absentee voting had been an option.
Corporate Secretary Sterling Brackett, whose office handled the absentee ratification voting, says that the new process went smoothly and that he looks forward to continuing to enable more ministers to be a part of the presidential selection.
A graduate of Mount Vernon Bible College in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Glenn served as a youth pastor and senior pastor before accepting district and national leadership roles. He became supervisor of Foursquare’s historic Southeast District in 1992, and 10 years later was appointed general supervisor of the U.S. national church. Glenn and his wife, Debbie, have two adult children, two grandchildren and a third grandchild on the way this summer.