Dr. Glen Thorp

Dr. Glen Thorp

Dr. Glen Thorp was born in California, raised bi-culturally and bi-lingually in Guatemala, Central America where his parents were missionaries under the Presbyterian Church. He served as Pastor in a variety of communities and types of churches including Chartering a Presbyterian Church in Santa Clarita, California, Redevelopment Churches in Denver, Colorado and North Hollywood, California. He was active in the PCUSA serving as Moderator of the San Gabriel Presbytery and Delegate to the General Assembly several times. He retired after 13 years as Pastor of Community Presbyterian Church, West Covina, California. After a year of retirement, Glen was invited as the Interim Associate Pastor of the American Church in Paris, France for seven months. Upon completion he was called by Northminster Presbyterian Church, Bakersfield, California, as an Interim Pastor, leading the congregation from a pastor who had served for 30 years to calling their next pastor, He then was called to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bakersfield. Once again, leading the congregation from a 30-year pastorate in calling their next pastor. He finished serving as Transitional Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Covina, California July 2019. He Moderated the Session of Emmanuel Hispanic Presbyterian Church, Claremont, California, Founders were Cuban. After “4 retreads,” as his father Bob used to call “Ministries served after retiring from service on the Mission Field, Glen is officially retired. He is married to Eugenia (Jeannie) Thorp who was born in Colombia, South America also growing up bi-culturally and bi-lingually in Colombia where her parents also served as missionaries under the Presbyterian Church. Jeannie has done volunteer work. An award winner in needlepoint, Jeannie also enjoys photography and traveling with Glen. Both enjoy live concerts and plays. Glen’s pilgrimage in understanding Spiritual Gifts began while serving as pastor of his first church on the edge of the University of Minnesota. His Doctoral Thesis entitled: “Freed and Equipped: A Critical Study of Spiritual Gifts and Their Use Within the Church,” was the basis for a questionnaire he developed to help people discover their Spiritual Gift. One of his thrills is seeing people using their Spiritual Gift in love, while serving God through their church and community. The Thorps put their house in California on the market the first week of March 2020. It sold within two days. They moved to Texas and into their new home, Sun City June 1, 2020. Glen’s brother, Robert Thorp works for Living Waters International, Houston and his sister Rebecca Schreiner lives in Cameron where she and her husband raise sheep on their ranch. Glen and Jeannie were alone in California and decided to move to Texas to be near family.