John Glass

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John Glass was born of American parents in Paris, France and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1976, at the age of 19, John backpacked for 6 months from Switzerland to India in search of life’s answers and was led to Christ by a missionary in New Delhi. He has served as a church-planter in France and Switzerland for the last 35 years, first with TEAM and currently with Grace Ministries International (GMI). In 2007 John started a French-speaking church that he is currently pastoring in the heart of Geneva l’Eglise Evangélique Internationale de Genève ( He holds BA from Syracuse University, an MDiv from Talbot Theological Seminary and a DMin from the Master’s Seminary. He served as chaplain to Geneva-Servette hockey team for 16 years, making him at the time the only professional sports chaplain in Switzerland. John has a weekly French radio program on Radio 74, Plus précieux que l’or (More Precious Than Gold). John also gives Reformation tours of Geneva and founded Calvin Tours ( and just published a visitor’s guide titled A Walking Guide to John Calvin’s Geneva. He and his wife Meg have three grown children.