• Rev. Dr. Lawrence C. Glass, Jr., accepted Christ as his personal Savior in 1977. He united with New Mt. Moriah Baptist Church under his father in the ministry, the late Rev. John J. Tillman.  After acknowledging his call into the ministry on December 4, 1979, he was soon ordained on June 29, 1980. During his tenure at New Mt. Moriah (1977-1987), Pastor Glass held several positions including Superintendent of the Sunday School, Deacon and Associate Minister.

    In January 1987, Pastor Glass united with Christ Baptist Cathedral (CBC) under the leadership of then Pastor J. Douglas Wiley where he assumed the role of Assistant Pastor and was overseer of the Learning Center.  Pastor Glass was called to the pastorate of El Bethel Baptist Church on Friday, June 15, 1990. He preached his first pastoral message on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, 1990.

    Pastor Glass attended William Tyndale Bible College from 1983-1991; and continues to refresh and renew his spiritual walk with ongoing reading materials and seminars.  On August 15, 2013 Pastor Glass received his honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the New Covenant University.

    Under his leadership, El Bethel quickly became the church, "Where the Presence of God Makes Everybody, Somebody Special."   The church has grown from approximately 50 members to well over 2,500.  “PG” as he is affectionately known, has a profound ability to relate to the young and the old alike.  The services are filled with Insight, Inspiration, Instruction, and Empowerment, - designed to reach up to God and reach out to man; giving honor to One and help to the other.

    Pastor Glass’ secret weapon is his prayer life and that of his 300+ Prayer Warriors who partner with him to fast and pray for him, his family, the church members and El Bethel ministries every hour of the day and every day of the year. The El Bethel family has been blessed spiritually, physically, and financially by the anointing that the Lord has placed on Pastor Glass' life and ministry as he minds the master and ministers to mankind throughout the city and the nation.

    Pastor Glass has implemented many ministries and restructured many existing ministries at El Bethel that he senses are from God. He believes that Great Challenges demand Great Faith that brings Great Changes and Great Glory to God! His time thus far at El Bethel has been filled with Great Accomplishments that were the result of Great Challenges.

    Pastor Glass is a dynamic, energetic and internationally known preacher and teacher who have the ability to expound on the scriptures with simple elegance. His ability to take traditional precepts and transform them into contemporary practices helps El Bethel to remain real and relevant to saints and sinners of our day. His desire to make worship available to all has led El Bethel to three services each Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:15pm.

    The El Bethel family continues to believe and witness that Pastor Glass has the courage of Joshua, the strength of David, the faith of Paul, the prayer life of Daniel, the wisdom of Solomon and he fears the Lord like Job. He is a man of God, unmoved by Satan, yet determined through the direction of the Holy Spirit to carry out the vision of the ministry given to him concerning our church family by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

    His pastoral associates have labeled him with the following – "a man of integrity, a man of commitment, a man of compassion and a visionary". He has a fun personality and a great love for God's people. He promotes Christian unity and family values.

    He has two children that he loves and is very proud of; Jennifer M. and Daniel J.

    We celebrate God leading El Bethel another year through the Man and Ministry of Rev. Dr. Lawrence C. Glass Jr.!


            - Senior Pastor, El Bethel Church

            - President, Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity

            - Vice President, B.M.E. State Convention

            - Member, Redford Ministerial Alliance

            - International President (2008-2012), Kingdom Building Pastors & People International (KBPPI)