Payzant Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies
Director of master of Arts (Theology) Program
Liaison to Affiliated Colleges in Nigeria
B.A. (Hons.) (Mount Allison University)
M.Div., M.A. (Acadia University)
M.L.I.S. (Dalhousie University)
Ph.D. (University of St. Andrews)
Glenn grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick. After completing grade 12 at Simonds Regional High School, he enrolled at Atlantic Baptist College (now Crandall University) in Moncton, New Brunswick, from which he received a diploma in biblical studies and a two-year Associate in Arts diploma. He completed his undergraduate work at Mount Allison University where he took an honours degree in Greek. He then came to Acadia Divinity College, where he completed an MDiv and an MA (Theology) in Old Testament studies.
During his MDiv, he was asked to teach introductory Hebrew and the next year added introductory Greek, and has taught at the College since that time. At the request of ADC, he undertook a master’s degree in library and information studies at Dalhousie University and then in 1991 he and his family moved to St. Andrews, Scotland, where he began doctoral studies. He returned to Acadia in 1993 to assume his position as the professor of biblical languages and ADC librarian, and in 2003 he succeeded Dr. Timothy Ashley as the professor of Old Testament Studies.
In his formative years, Glenn attended the Edith Avenue Baptist Church. He became a Christian in the summer of 1974 while at Camp Tulakadik on Cassidy Lake in New Brunswick. Since moving to the Annapolis Valley in 1981, he has pastored three congregations. Since 1993, he and Darlene have been active members of the Third Horton Baptist Church in Canaan, Nova Scotia, where they live.
While at Atlantic Baptist College, Glenn met Darlene Harnish of Greywood, Nova Scotia, and they married in 1978. They have adult children and six grandchildren. Felicia is married to Isaac Mercer and they live in Hampton, New Brunswick, and have three children, James, Geneva, and Ivy. Ryan is married to Tracey Merrill, of Falmouth, Nova Scotia, the daughter of the Rev. Wayne and Mrs. Annita Merrill; they live in Hanstport, Nova Scotia, and have three children, Taygun, Ada, and Micah.