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NEWS DIGEST: Mike Glenn to retire; John MacArthur recovering from heart procedure

Brentwood Baptist pastor announces retirement

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) – Mike Glenn, longtime pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church near Nashville, announced plans to retire at the end of this year.

In a statement released Sunday (Jan. 16) Glenn, who has pastored the church for 32 years, said “the time has come for someone else to lead BBC into the future that I’m convinced God has for our church.”

He went on to say that the decision was his alone, and that he desires to refocus his ministry to one of encouraging other pastors.

“I need to spend more time working with pastors, church planters, and leaders in Middle Tennessee,” he said. “I want to work with churches to plant new churches and re-purpose churches in changing communities. The most fun I have right now is working with our campus pastors. I want to do more of this.”

John MacArthur undergoes heart procedure

SUN VALLEY, Calif. (BP) – Well-known pastor, speaker and author John MacArthur is recovering after undergoing a procedure to clear blockages in his arteries, a statement on his church’s website announced Jan. 13. Mac Arthur has pastored Grace Community Church in Southern California since 1969.

“[The] procedure took place earlier this week and was very successful,” the statement said. “Our pastor is recovering at home and is doing well. He will take the next few weeks off from preaching to recover and to prepare for Shepherds Conference.”

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