Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy (Retired)

            The Reverend Glynn M. Harden is a Holy Spirit filled man of God.  He is a second-generation ordained Baptist preacher who currently serves as an associate minister at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church of Portsmouth, VA under the leadership of his senior pastor Rev. Dr. E.T. Knight, Sr.  He serves as a Sunday school teacher and minister for Mt. Carmel's "Victory in Jesus" substance abuse ministry.  As the senior partner and founder of the Harden Evangelistic Association and Revival Team (HEART) operating under the motto, "we preach Jesus," Evangelist Harden has served on mission teams in global efforts ranging from places such as Indigenous American reservations in South Dakota; host churches across the United States; and various cities in Ghana, West Africa. 

            On a professional note, Glynn Harden is a retired U.S. Navy (USN) Engineering Duty Officer. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, his active-duty military career included serving on several surface navy warships and shore commands.  His formal education includes two master’s degrees from Virginia Tech, a certificate in graduate studies for the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and bachelor’s degrees from Georgia Tech and Morehouse College respectively.  After retiring from the USN in 2013, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Regent University.  He completed a one-year chaplain residency in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at the Riverside Regional Medical Center in 2015.  Following the CPE residency, Chaplain Harden served as the bereavement coordinator and a hospice chaplain for the Bon Secours Hospital System.

            Finally, but not least, Glynn is a devoted family man and community advocate.   He is the proud father of three children, Kadejah, Imani, and Isaiah.  In addition to nurturing his family, Glynn serves as a community advocate as a member of the:  Baptist General Convention of VA, Tidewater Metro Baptist Minister's Conference of VA, Hampton University Ministers Conference, NAACP, and life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.