Rev. Glynn M. Harden, MDiv
LCDR, USN (Ret'd)
"man of God, family man, and community advocate"
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, Virginia under the leadership of his senior pastor Rev. Dr. E.T. Knight, Sr. 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 been blessed to serve as an integral member of mission teams that have shared the gospel of Jesus Christ in global missionary efforts ranging from places such as Native 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 United States Navy Engineering Duty Officer. Glynn is originally from Detroit, Michigan. During his active-duty military career he served on several surface navy warships and shore commands. He also earned two master degrees from Virginia Tech, a certificate in graduate studies for the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and bachelor degrees from Georgia Tech and Morehouse College respectively. Since retiring from the U.S. Navy in May of 2013, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He completed a one-year chaplain residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at the Riverside Medical Center of Newport News, VA in 2015. Following his residency, Chaplain Harden served as the bereavement coordinator and a hospice chaplain for the Bon Secours Hospital System of Hampton Roads, VA.
Finally but not least, Glynn is a devoted family man and community advocate. Glynn is the ex-husband of one wife, Shawnese Harden, an educator in the Chesapeake public schools. To this blessed union were born three children, Kadejah, Imani, and Isaiah. In addition to nurturing his family, Glynn faithfully serves as a community advocate as a member of the Tidewater Metro Baptist Minister's Conference of Virginia, member of the Hampton University Ministers Conference, facilitator for Mt. Carmel's "Victory in Jesus" weekly radio broadcast, and life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.