Michael Gladden

Lead Deacon

My salvation experience is that I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior around the age of 12 and was baptized soon after. Although I understood at this age God is our creator, it wasn’t until later in my walk with our Lord did I begin to understand the signification of such a relationship.

I have been happily married for 20 years to Lisa; we have one daughter.

I have been attending Concord on and off since I was a teen and regularly over the last 15 years. What I enjoy about Concord is the fellowship and the various ministries that serve the community.

What interests me about this role is I hope to serve as a deacon. It will help others to grow and succeed.

One important Bible verse for me is

John 10:10

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.

One strength I feel I bring to the Deacon team is the ministry of presence.