Greg Glaze

Pastor of Administration and Children

I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home in Athens, AL by parents who were very active in the local church. My Christian upbringing certainly played a significant role in me becoming a Christian at age 7. I began taking piano lessons and playing in church as a young child, and continued playing piano into college where I accompanied the Calhoun Chorale and the Auburn University Singers. I have a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from Auburn University, an MS in Software Engineering from The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a Diploma of Biblical Studies from the Samford Ministry Training Institute. I worked at Dynetics, Inc. for over 26 years, primarily supporting the U.S. Department of Defense.


How long have you been in ministry? How long have you been at FBC?

Including the time served as pianist as a child, I have approximately 40 years of ministry in the local church. I have served in a variety of other capacities, including volunteer youth leader, interim music minister, deacon, and children’s choir director. I have been a member of FBC Athens since May 2000 and was called to be full-time Children’s Pastor in July, 2021.  I became the Pastor of Administration and Children in January, 2024.

Favorite Bible Passage?

If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

1 Corinthians 13:1-7


I love traveling and being outdoors with my family. I also enjoy playing the piano, singing, and woodworking.

Family Life

My best friend and wife, Melissa, is from Hartselle, AL. We have 3 children: Amber, Aaron, and Anna