Jun 14, 2022
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Do you desire to grow in knowledge and understanding of healing power? Do you long to share with others the powerful gift of health and healing with others who don’t yet know it is available for them? On today’s episode of Healing Rain, Sue Detweiler interviews Glenn Burris, former President of the Foursquare Church, a man who by many trials has learned that we should never stop growing in knowledge and understanding of healing as we pursue Jesus.
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About Glenn Burris
When Glenn Burris Jr. became interim president in 2009 and was elected a year later, The Foursquare Church was primed for a change. Many pastors wondered why they even needed to be part of a church network, and some in Foursquare began raising those concerns directly to Glenn. Though he had many obstacles to navigate, the church as a whole gratefully accepted Glenn’s leadership during that season.
Out of those realities, Reimagine Foursquare was born, and the 86-year-old denomination (now 97) started to make noticeable changes. Because of Glenn’s accessibility, including his prolific Facebook page, we experienced a leader who went far beyond the courtesies of typical executive leadership. When faced with tension, he took our calls, responded to our emails and flew out to our churches. “He broke the power-distance divide that haunts many organizations,” notes Ted Vail, vice president of global operations and director of Foursquare Missions International.
In 2013 Glenn, along with General Supervisor Tammy Dunahoo, visited each district in a series of Town Hall Meetings to learn what our pastors and leaders wanted Foursquare to become. Foursquare chaplains, missionaries and affinity groups were also integral to the conversations.
“Having the ability to spend several hours with our ministers in locations all across the country to listen deeply to their perspectives was worth every minute,” recalls Tammy. “It gave our eyes and hearts new clarity for prayer for them as well as better understanding of the needs we could meet and ideas for change we could enact. Glenn’s shepherd heart set the tone for each gathering, and we left feeling better connected and loving this Foursquare family all the more.”
About Sue Detweiler and Healing Rain
Sue Detweiler Sue Detweiler hosts Healing Rain, one of the fastest-growing podcasts on Charisma Podcast Network listened to in 113 nations. She is a recognized member of Randy Clarks Global Awakening Network. Sue holds a Master’s of Divinity from Vanderbilt University and is highly regarded in The Foursquare Church. She received the highest recognition from President Jack Hayford for leading Life School of Ministry, a 3 year bible training institute in Nashville that grew to 500 Students.
Sue is a pioneer woman pastor who began preaching at the age of 19 and planted and co-pastored their first church at the age of 22. With a strong prophetic teaching gift, Sue has equipped men and women to become pastors, evangelists, and missionaries to the nations. Sue is an international speaker traveling to Central America, South America, Europe, and hopes to travel to the Middle East and Asia soon.
Sue’s insights are featured in Charisma Magazine, Christian Television Network, Cornerstone Television Network, Sonbroadcasting and regularly on KCBI in Dallas.
Sue presently serves as the Executive Director of Life Bridge Today, a Christian Ministry which equips individuals, local churches, and international communities through events, training, and creating online media resources, broadcasts, and courses.
Sue is married to her husband Wayne, a compassionate shepherd and partner in ministry. Together they have raised 6 children and now have 6 grandchildren. As a new part of Upperroom Dallas, Sue serves on the ministry team.
Sue is author of Women Who Move Mountains: Praying with Confidence, Boldness, and Grace has inspired women’s groups internationally to grow in their relationship with Jesus through prayer.
Sue’s first book, 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom, hit No. 1 on Amazon’s hot new releases for Christian women’s issues. As the mom of 6, and mimi of 6, Sue brings a vulnerable perspective on how wonderful and difficult it is to be a mom.
Her second book, 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Marriage, grew out of her and her husband’s heart to help couples grow closer to God and to each other. In their pastoral ministry, they have seen how sharing their own struggles has helped to create a safe context for individuals and couples to be transparent and honest with their issues. Wayne and Sue have also seen God’s transformative power heal and restore lives through the conferences and workshops they have led.
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