The Rev’d R. D. Glenn is Rector (Senior Pastor) of St. George’s, a congregation he has served for 10 years. Having a Bachelor of Science degree from York University, R. D. spent time as a business analyst for a publicly traded corporation. He then did a Master’s Degree at Tyndale Seminary, specializing in biblical studies.
After over a decade of deep and irreconcilable theological disagreement with their former diocese, St. George’s voted overwhelmingly to leave the Anglican Church of Canada and join the newly formed Anglican Network in Canada, a diocese of the Anglican Church in North America. This unprecedented move was part of the global reorganization of the Anglican Communion around biblical faithfulness and mission. R. D. is a founding director of the Anglican Network in Canada and served as the chair of church planting for five years, traveling extensively to help start and resource new church plants across Canada. Since then, R.D.’s ministry outside the parish has been focused on the formation of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans.
R.D. loves to see people grow into confident, joyful disciples of Jesus Christ. Biblical preaching and vibrant liturgical worship form the backbone of R.D.’s ministry at St. George’s.
He has an ongoing love affair with the internal combustion engine, races motorcycles, skis big mountains, races mountain bikes, and skydives. When he is not in his study at church, you will find him chasing his son on skis or two wheels, reading good fiction, or enjoying a cup of good coffee with friends.
Worship and Media Pastor
Bryan is the Worship and Media Pastor. He has a passion for leading people in praise of Jesus and seeing people move into closer communion with God the Father. Being a trained graphic designer, he also desires to use the realm of multimedia to help connect people with people, and people with God. In 2006, Bryan released his debut music album, “Come Awake”. He continues to write music to glorify the Creator God and to awaken the church. He also loves the Toronto Maple Leafs, and avidly believes they will win the Stanley Cup in his lifetime (clearly he is a man of faith).
Gillian is the administrator to the Rector of St George’s Anglican Church. Her work includes overseeing the operational, administrative and project activities of the Church and working collaboratively with the Rector, Parish Council, staff and other leaders to provide continuity to all standing committees. She is also the librarian and regularly leads the contemporary service. Gillian is also the exhausted mother of two teenage boys and wife of a fanatical golfer. She likes nothing better than to hide somewhere with a good book.
The Rev. Dr. Craig Bartholomew
Scholar in Residence
Revd. Prof. Craig Bartholomew is the H Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Religion and Theology at Redeemer University College. He is also the Principal of the Paideia Centre. Dr. Bartholomew grew up in South Africa, studied at UNISA, Potchefstroom University, and at the Universities of Oxford and Bristol. He is also an Anglican priest. He was on faculty at The Bible Institute of South Africa, George Whitefield College, and The University of Gloucestershire. He is currently also Senior Research fellow, Adjunct Faculty at Trinity College, Bristol and serves as Writer in Residence for Church of the Incarnation, Harrisonville, in the USA.
Dr. Bartholomew has written and edited numerous books, articles and chapters. Most recently he published Where Mortals Dwell: A Christian view of Place for Today and co-edited with David Beldman, Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God’s Address. He is currently working on a major Biblical Hermeneutics as well as a co-authored volume with Dr. Heath Thomas on The Minor Prophets: A Theological Introduction. He has initiated a new multi-volume Dogmatics and is working on the Doctrine of Creation with Dr. Bruce Ashford.
At a more popular level Dr. Bartholomew co-authored the best-selling The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story with Dr. Michael Goheen. Goheen and Bartholomew have also written Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview, and their forthcoming Christian Philosophy: A Systematic and Narrative Introduction. They are also working on an introduction to the Kuyperian tradition.