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John Kless

Pastor - Administration & Missions

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

After more than 42 years as Lead Pastor, John retired to part time status in April 2022, serving about 15 hours per week. He continues to help Rob with the many duties of ministry and lead our missions effort.

John continues to work 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 spending time with their eight grandchildren.


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When his free time isn’t occupied with grandchildren, John is likely tinkering with a broken or outdated computer or cell phone.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.

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