|Kenneth Glen Rorie was born July 19, 1916 in Cabot, Arkansas and departed this earth June 28, 1985. The celebration of his life ceremony was held in Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Shreveport.
His father and grandfather were Methodist preachers but Glen did not answer the call until he had served a tour of duty as Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He then completed his preparation for the ministry at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.
He served the following churches in the Louisiana Annual Conference: Mooringsport, Wynn-Shreveport, Haynesville, Vice-chairman of the Area Conference, Bossier City First Church, Natchitoches, Jonesboro, and Rayville.
He put Christ and the church ahead of himself in the pulpit and in his daily life, always frank and open in all of his relationships. Glen retired from the Rayville church in 1984 and he and Nancy came to live in their home in the Broadmoor Terrace area of Shreveport.
Glen was married to Nancy Henderson in 1943 and to this union were born three sons--Thomas, Kenneth, and Douglas. All three sons and their families are active in their local churches, which is a beautiful tribute to the parsonage home in which they were reared. Glen enjoyed working with his hands-building a set of shelves, putting together a boat, making an engine run smoothly. His sons have followed in his footsteps.
He was a person of forthright honesty, engaging dry wit, and sensible, earnest dedication to his calling as a “shepherd of the flock.”
Glenn left his mark on the entire Louisiana Annual Conference as well as the churches he served.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1986; p. 284-285 By George Pearce, Jr.|