Bishop Guy L. Glimp is the son of the late Superintendent James and Mother Hazel Glimp. A son of the church, Bishop Glimp grew up and actively served at the Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ in Reading, PA under the leadership of his father until 1976. He moved to Philadelphia, PA and attended Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, where he was mentored by the late Bishop O. T. Jones, Jr.
In 1982, Bishop Glimp submitted to the call of God. His heart for ministry matured while at Holy Temple. After a decade of service, he was ordained by the late Bishop O.T. Jones Jr. in 1992. Bishop Glimp was sent to Sanctuary Church of God in Christ, which is located in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, PA. Sanctuary was founded by the late Pastor Otis T. Massey who served as president of the Charles Harrison Mason Foundation. In 1995, he was appointed pastor of Sanctuary Church of God in Christ. Under his leadership, the ministry has experienced tremendous growth. His fundamental mission is to evangelize the lost, edify the believer, equip the saints for ministry and grow the local church.
In 2012, this multi-talented leader was appointed by the late Bishop Benjamin J. Ravenel as Third Administrative Assistant of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ, affectionately known as “The Commonwealth.” Bishop Glimp also served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Jurisdiction with responsibility for all banking and investing activities for more than two decades.
On November 12, 2017, at the 110th Holy Convocation in St. Louis, MO, Bishop Glimp was consecrated Auxiliary Bishop by then Presiding Prelate of the Church of God in Christ, Inc., The Most Reverend, Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.
On April 20, 2018, Bishop Ravenel, who faithfully served the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction as its leader, transitioned into eternal life. On April 30, 2018, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., met with the superintendents, pastors, and leaders of the Jurisdiction to set things in order. During that meeting he asked, “Who feels that they are called by God to lead this Historic Jurisdiction?” Bishop Guy L. Glimp rose to his feet and stood by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Bishop Blake named himself the Interim Prelate of the Jurisdiction and with unanimous consent appointed Bishop Glimp as Assistant to the Bishop. On Friday, August 31, 2018 at the 98th Annual Holy Convocation of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, the General Secretary of the Church of God in Christ, Bishop Joel H. Lyles, Jr., read the Letter of Appointment to the Office of Jurisdictional Prelate. Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., officially appointed and blessed Bishop Glimp as leader of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. The General Assembly ratified the appointment of Bishop Glimp in November 2018.
In 2021, upon the retirement of Bishop Robert L. Hargrove as pastor of the Historic Holy Temple Church of God in Church, previously pastored by Bishop O. T. Jones, Sr., and Bishop O. T. Jones, Jr., Bishop Glimp was selected by Holy Temple membership as their pastor. He is pastor of both Holy Temple and Sanctuary Church of God in Christ.
In the National Church, Presiding Bishop J. Drew Sheard appointed Bishop Guy Glimp as CFO of the Leadership Conference, member of the Insurance and Retirement Committee, member of the Quality Assurance Team, and member of the Budget Committee. Bishop Glimp served as Dean of the National Adjutancy Corps, and Interim Controller of the church reporting directly to Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Charles Harrison Mason Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA.
Bishop Glimp is known for his extensive community involvement in Philadelphia, PA. He is a member of the Police/Clergy of Philadelphia, Black Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity, which deals with social programs and progressive policies to enhance the lives of those in the community and is co-chair of the Philadelphia Lawyers & Collars Campaign. He serves on the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia (RLC). The Council is the first of its kind in the city, with more than 30 member communities, representing more than two million people of diverse faith traditions from across the greater Philadelphia Region.
Bishop Glimp holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Shippensburg University and Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He has been conferred the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and the Master of Sacred Theology (STM) degrees from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He is a scholar, theologian and sought-after preacher, teacher, and mentor. He is also known for his business acumen.
Bishop Glimp is the loving husband of Lady Regina Hester Glimp and they are the proud parents of three: Regine (now with the Lord), Cherelle and Jonathan.
Lady Regina Glimp actively supports her husband Bishop Guy L. Glimp, the local church and the Jurisdictional family with her prayers, her commitment to excellence and love for the people of God. She is committed to supporting the Jurisdictional Supervisor of Women Mother Katie S. Allen and the Department of Women in their spiritual endeavors. At her local church, Sanctuary Church of God In Christ, she has provided leadership and support in serving as a choir member, Sunday School Teacher, mentoring youth as the Purity Class Leader and a Vacation Bible School teacher.
In 2003, Lady Glimp established the Sanctuary Women’s Fellowship, which hones in on the many challenges facing today’s women. She has organized and participated in women’s conferences and retreats that focus on the love, goodness, and mercy of God, especially toward those who have been overwhelmed by the journey. In 2004, Regina was licensed as an Evangelist Missionary in the Church of God in Christ and is blessed by God as a clear and anointed preacher and teacher of the Word of God.
Lady Glimp co-hosts a luncheon during the Jurisdiction’s Workers Meeting focused on acknowledging the work of non-profit organizations that meet the needs of the community it serves. She served on several non-profit boards such as the YWCA of New Castle County, and the West End Neighborhood House (Rental Assistance Program) in Wilmington, Delaware.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations/Journalism from Shippensburg University and has extensive experience in the financial services industry. She is also certified in Biblical Counseling and serves as a valuable resource in the counseling ministry.
Evangelist Glimp is dedicated to her husband of 37 years and the proud mother of three children: Regine (now with the Lord); Cherelle, and Jonathan, raising them according to Proverbs 22:6 and 1 Timothy 4:12.