Glenn Peterson is the lead pastor at Hope Baptist Church and has served in that capacity since 2001. As the pastor, Glenn does the majority of preaching, leads some of the small groups of the church, provides overall leadership for the church, visits the sick in the hospital, and provides godly counsel for those who seek it.
Glenn grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut – a town about 50 miles from New York City.
Glenn came to know Jesus as a freshman in high school. His parents loved Jesus and brought him to church every week. Through the influence of his parents, his church, and his youth group, Glenn came to understand his need for a Savior. One day Glenn confessed his sins to Christ and asked Jesus to lead his life.
Glenn attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a degree in journalism while at school, but he also managed to watch Michael Jordan and the basketball team a lot while he was in school. After graduating from college, Glenn attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He graduated from Trinity with a Master of Divinity degree.
Glenn was married to Wendy Archibald in 1991. Glenn and Wendy met while serving as missionaries with Africa Inland Mission. Glenn and Wendy have two children – Joshua and Andrew.
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 16:11: “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
Favorite books: Include the Bible, “Desiring God” by John Piper, “The Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning, “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and “Lost in the Cosmos” by Walker Percy.
Favorite music: Chris Tomlin, Hillsong United, Laura Story, and John Waller. He also enjoys country music by Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, and Lady Antebellum.–
Favorite movies: Include “Field of Dreams”, “Hoosiers”, ”It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Casablanca”, “The Mission”, ”Pride and Prejudice”, “Ordinary People”, “What about Bob?”, “Babette’s Feast”, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “Super 8”, and “Inception” among many others.
Favorite restaurant: A toss-up between Texas Roadhouse and Longhorn’s. For breakfast, however, nothing beats “The Pancake House” in Farmingdale.
Enjoys: Watching any and every sport, seeing movies, reading, listening to music, and spending time with his family.
Favorite sports teams: Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bulls, the Minnesota Vikings, and any team from the University of North Carolina.
Favorite quote : From John Piper: “The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.”