our Ministers

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  • John Hodges

    worship and communications

    John Hodges has been at Glenwood since January 2006. Before coming to Glenwood, he was Worship and Family Minister at Eastside Church of Christ in Colorado Springs, Colorado. John has a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Abilene Christian University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Vocational Ministry from Harding University. John enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, and their four children, Johnathan, Kalleigh, Jonas and Kate, and singing with award-winning vocal jazz group, Clearly Vocal.

    John loves to collaborate with others in planning deeply meaningful worship experiences. In leading worship, his ultimate goal is to get out of the way and point people to God. He loves to see the message communicated in unique and powerful ways and longs to see unity in the body of Christ.


    students and family

    Steven Smith came to Glenwood in August of 2014 as the Youth and Family Minister. Steven began working with youth and their families in 2001. Before coming to Glenwood, Steven worked with Fairmont Park in Midland, Freetown Road in Grand Prairie, and Hillcrest in Arlington. Steven received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry from Dallas Baptist University. Steven loves to spend time with his wife, Celeste, and children: Lily, River and Canyon. The Smith family loves to spend time outdoors backpacking, kayaking, hiking, and camping.


    Steven has a strong desire to see young people and their families living life fully. Steven recognizes the influence and importance parents have on their teenagers and seeks to form a partnership working alongside families. He seeks to bring all praise and honor to God, while teaching and equipping young people to live the life of abundance God desires for them.

Support Staff

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  • Connie Shreder

    administrative assistant

    Connie was born in Dallas and has lived in Tyler since 1981. She has a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, crafting, birdwatching and cooking, and always has multiple activities going on. She enjoys spending time with her teacup poodle, which she calls her therapy dog. Her motto is, “What does not kill you only makes you stronger.”