1Ronald Glass (Senior Pastor)

Pastor Ron Glass has served as the pastor of Wading River Baptist Church since 1993.  He is a native of Dixon, Illinois, where he was reared in a small Baptist church there, and through the influence of his parents and a Sunday school teacher, received Christ as a child.  Pastor Glass graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (B. Mus., 1972), Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana (M. Div., 1976), and Talbot School of Theology (Biola University, La Mirada, California, Th. M., 1991).  He has served pastorates in Sumter, South Carolina, and Rochester, New York, and briefly as an associate pastor in Santa Clarita, California, and as an interim pastor in Northridge, California.  He has also served as an adjunct professor of Bible exposition at Talbot School of Theology.  His wife, Maureen, was reared in Columbia, South Carolina, the daughter of a professor at Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University).  She attended Columbia Bible College (1969-1973). Married since 1975, they have four children and four grandchildren.

3 Maureen Glass (Secretary)
Maureen grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, the daughter of Charlie and Peggy Wenzel.  Her late father, Charlie, was a professor of Bible and Theology at Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University), where Maureen also attended.  She has been married to Pastor Ron for 35 years, and they have four children.  Maureen has been heavily involved in the church’s children’s ministries over the years and is also a member of the church choir and has sung in solos and ensembles.