Majors Roger and DeeAnn Glick currently serve as the Area Commanders for Greater Birmingham. Prior to moving to Birmingham, they served as Area Commanders in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have over 14 years of experience as Corps Officers in three appointments: Atchison, Kansas, Olathe, Kansas and Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
During a nine-year leave of service as Salvation Army Officers, Roger received his Ordination from the Church of the Nazarene on the Kansas City District. For 3 years, they served together as Senior Pastors at the Weston Church of the Nazarene before DeeAnn accepted an assignment as a Salvation Army Corps Administrator in Kansas City, Kansas. While pastoring in Weston, Roger remained bi-vocational and worked for Glimcher Realty Trust Company as the Operations Director. Soon, The Salvation Army came calling and Roger would accept a position as the Assistant Director of Development for the Kansas and Western Missouri Division of The Salvation Army.
Both Roger and DeeAnn were commissioned in the Witnesses For Jesus Session from the College for Officer Training in Chicago in 1990, and also earned their Associate Degrees from Olivet Nazarene University the same year. Roger received his Bachelor’s Degree in Religion, graduating Cum Laude from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas in 1999.
They each have a desire for helping others learn to balance pastoral ministry while enjoying healthy family relationships and a maturing walk with Christ Jesus and share a concern that congregations learn to live together under the Lordship of Jesus in such a way that we truly become a living sign of the kingdom of God. Our Corps should be models of love, forgiveness, reconciliation, and peace. Jesus prayed, “May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me” (John 17:23). The Glicks also believe deeply in our holiness message and preach that holiness is more than “one part” of our identity; holiness is a way of being in the world — a world hungry to know that life transformation really is possible.
The Glicks have five children; Emma Louise Muriel Glick is 26, Sadie Grace Marie Glick is 25, Elijah James Frederick Glick is 21, Tressa Rose Francis Glick is 18, Jacob Allen Patrick Glick is 15.