Reared in a Catholic home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Glen Berteau played football in high school, received various honors and awards including: All District; All State; All Southern; and All American. After receiving a scholarship to Louisiana Tech University, where he started as a running back, Glen made All Conference; won two national championships; and was the most outstanding offensive back three out of four years.
During his freshman year in college someone told him that he needed to be saved to go to Heaven. Glen responded, “Saved from what”? Glen accepted Jesus Christ on April 30, 1973, kneeling on the floor of his dormitory room.
As a youth pastor, he established Crossfire one of the largest youth ministries in the nation. He is the author of the youth manual, Strategies for Advancing Youth Ministries.
Presently, Glen is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple Worship Center in Modesto, California, a church of more than 8,000. This ministry in Central California has been explosive. All outreaches at Calvary Temple total over 160,000 people won to the Lord. At Calvary, his dream of training ministers has become reality with an on-site branch of King’s University: A Bible College with majors in children, youth, music, missions, counseling and pastoral ministries. In 2009, Calvary Temple Worship Center was highlighted by Outreach Magazine as the second fastest growing church in America. Currently it is in the top 50 largest churches in America.
As a gifted speaker, teacher, and evangelist, Glen has ministered at conferences, churches, camps, and conventions all over the world. Glen has two Master’s Degrees in Pastoral Ministry. Glen has also authored a book documenting The Modesto Revival, When God Shakes a City where 33,000 people were saved in 28 days.
Few are gifted with the ability to possess humor, a prophetic edge, and have powerfully anointed altar services with each message.