John Kless

Lead Teaching Pastor

"Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life."

John is GBC’s Lead Teaching Pastor. If you stop by the church office any given day, you’d likely find him studying and writing his weekend messages. But he’s always happy to close the books to spend time with visitors. 

In addition to his teaching role John also works with our numerous missionary partners around the world, staying in regular contact with them. He loves hearing stories of God at work around the world. This passion has helped shaped GBC to be the local church with a global vision that it is.  

Home Sweet Home​

After arriving to Glenside right out of seminary with his wife, LuAnn and their two-year old daughter, they settled into Glenside as their home and have now raised five children. A very musical family, several of their adult children now serve in GBC’s worship team. John and LuAnn love being local to most of their eight grandchildren and are an excellent source of free babysitting for their kids.


When life slows down… 

When his free time isn’t occupied with grandchildren, John is likely tinkering with a broken or outdated computer or cell phone. However, if the season is right, he has escaped into nature for a quick hunting or fishing weekend.