Glenn Packiam is an Associate Senior Pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the lead pastor of New Life Downtown, one of the seven congregations of New Life Church. 


He is the author of Worship and the World to Come (IVP Academic, 2020), Blessed Broken Given: How Your Story Becomes Sacred in the Hands of Jesus (Multnomah, 2019), Discover the Mystery of Faith (David C. Cook, 2013), LUCKY: How the Kingdom Comes to Unlikely People (Cook, 2011), Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith (Cook, 2009), and Butterfly in Brazil: How Your Life Can Make a World of Difference (Tyndale, 2007). 

Glenn earned a Doctorate in Theology and Ministry from Durham University in the UK. He also holds BA in Theological/Historical Studies and Masters in Management from Oral Roberts University, and a Graduate Certificate in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a Visiting Fellow at St. John’s College at Durham University, and an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary. He is also an ordained priest with the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). 

A regular speaker at conferences for pastors and church leaders, Glenn has also taught seminars and classes at Durham University (Cranmer Hall), Denver Seminary, Calvin College, Samford University, and Trinity School for Ministry, and has preached at chapel services at Oxford University (Wycliffe Hall), Biola University, and Asbury Seminary. 


Glenn was one of the founding leaders and songwriters for the Desperation Band and has been featured on several Desperation Band and NewLifeWorship recordings. He has also released three solo projects with Integrity Music, "The Mystery of Faith", "The Kingdom Comes", and "Rumors and Revelations". As a signed songwriter with Integrity Music, he has had the honor of writing and co-writing over 65 worship songs, including several well-loved songs, like "Your Name" and "My Savior Lives." 


Glenn, his wife, Holly, their four children are enjoying life in the shadow of the mighty Rocky Mountains.