We Had To Ask Geoff Glover
Inside Out: On a personal note, where were you born and raised?
Geoff Glover: Born in Sitka, AK. Raised both in Ketchikan and Sterling, AK.
IO: Did you go to Bible College? And, if so, when and where?
IO: Did you go to secular college? And, if so, when and where?
GG: 1998-2003 Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Oregon
IO: Tell us about your family?
GG: Wonderful wife Melina of six years, daughter Aliyah-3 years, son Maxton-4 months.
IO: What is your favorite food?
GG: French toast with peanut butter and bananas.
IO: If you could have dinner with one person that is alive today and that you have never met, who would it be?
GG: Our next convert, preferably a serious tithe payer.
IO: What is your favorite book?
GG: The Bible. Judge me as cheesy–I dare you.
IO: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
GG: In a house that’s paid off.
IO: If someone wrote a biography of your life, what would be the title?
GG: Used of God…in the absence of common sense
IO: Has there ever been a time when you felt like you didn’t know God’s will?
GG: Sure. However, a lot of the times it was a matter of wrapping my mind around what I knew was God’s will…there was usually a faith shortage on my part.
IO: When did you first feel the call to a preaching ministry?
GG: I can’t pinpoint the first impression, but being reared in a pastor’s home it really coincided with seeking the New Birth. Throughout my life, despite my many masks of stupidity–though it wasn’t always voiced–I always knew what God had called me to do, and so did my parents.
IO: What are some of the challenges to becoming a minister?
GG: Leaving behind your own will, I’ve found is a continual process and one of the biggest challenges.
IO: Congratulations on your election as Alaska/Yukon Youth President. Alaska is the largest US state and Alaska/Yukon is the largest UPCI district which makes it difficult to come together … what are some of the things you all are doing to help bring youth together?
GG: Thanks. My predecessor instituted a program in which groups of youth from around the district travel to our different churches to work in evangelism. We just had a group bless our community greatly. These groups from all over the district are working together and getting to network and work with youth of the various home churches, and it has helped to unify our district.
IO: Today’s youth are dealing with issues that no other generation has had to face; what do they need to survive?
GG: They need ownership. Just this past week we were blessed by a youth team willing to share their specific calling and then minister to our city in various ways of evangelism. When our kids are willing to declare their future for God—and be used in the present—there is a better chance they will continue to excel because they take ownership of the mission.
IO: Is life what you imagined?
GG: God has a way of making it better than I could ever draw up.