Glenn Barth, President of GoodCities, is an effective leader and communicator whose personal mission is "to mobilize the church in cities and communities for the transformation of lives and institutions under the Lordship of Jesus Christ by identifying, connecting, and resourcing leaders.
GoodCities helps city leaders combine the good deeds and good news of the gospel into the life of the city to bring a transformational result. It serves communities through leadership development aimed at collaborative volunteer mobilization addressing areas of need in their city.
Glenn is a founding member and former Convener of the City Impact Roundtable. He has served as the founding COO and National Facilitator of City/Community Ministries with the Mission America Coalition where he guided the development of the Loving Our Communities to Christ initiative and cityreaching.com. He served as President of the Leadership Division of Tentmakers. As a pastor, he has served churches in Ohio, Indiana and Minnesota.
Improving people's lives in cities has been central to his ministry beginning in the mid-1970s. He has helped pastors and Christian leaders around the world engage in effective community-wide outreach including intensive work with leaders in Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He served in leadership roles with numerous national evangelistic outreaches including The Lighthouse Movement and September 11 Remembrance Services. He was a distribution and marketing consultant to Icon Productions' The Passion of the Christ and Disney's Chronicles of Narnia.
He has served on the US Lausanne Committee, The Mission America Committee and the National Prayer Committee. He is a co-founder of the Christian Emergency Network.
Glenn has a DMin degree (2008) from Bakke Graduate University in Transformational Leadership for the Global City and an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1984) where he was named Outstanding Student in Theological Studies. He is a 1977 graduate of Denison University. Glenn has the distinction of being named one of the Outstanding Young Men in America for three straight years (1986-88).