Sermon number 3,000

On Sunday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m., the Rev. William Glunt of First Assembly of God Tyrone, Pennsylvania, will preach his 3,000th sermon.
Rev. Glunt said, “It is considered noteworthy when a baseball player reaches 3,000 hits; I guess you’d consider a preacher’s 3,000th sermon also noteworthy.”
The 61-year-old, Rev. Glunt is a Pennsylvania native, having been born in McKeesport, PA. He graduated from Zion Bible College in E. Providence R.I. in 1970. He was licensed to preach by the Pennsylvania Delaware District Council of the Assemblies of God in June of 1970. He was ordained into the full gospel ministry by the same District Council on May, 5, 1975. Upon graduation, in 1970, he traveled as an evangelist all over the northeast until 1973. He served as a youth pastor in Williamsport, PA, from 1973-1974 where he met and married his wife Donna. From there, he and his wife entered into pastoral ministry. Rev. Glunt pastored the Assembly of God church in Midland, PA, from 1974-1981, then after a brief sabbatical, the Warren, PA, Assembly of God from 1983 to 1992. He came to his current pastorate in Tyrone, PA, in April of 1992. Pastor Glunt and his wife Donna have two children and five grandchildren.
In addition to preaching 3,000 sermons, the Rev. Glunt has also taught thousands of Sunday school and Bible studies weekly for much of his 36 years of ministry. He has joyously dedicated 43 infants, baptized 77 converts, and married 24 couples, and, sadly, he has officiated at 85 funerals.
Rev. Glunt has also been much involved in music ministry, being a songwriter and singer. Rev. Glunt currently has 13 published songs. He has recorded seven solo albums and a duet album with his wife, Donna. He and Donna take every opportunity to share the gospel in song as well as in word. When asked what his goal is, Rev. Glunt said simply, “Heaven.” But he added, “I’ve preached God’s word without compromise all my life, I’m just an old-fashioned preacher. My goal is to preach as long as God enables me, and to be in some form of ministry until God sees fit to call me home.”
The public is welcome to come and hear Pastor Glunt’s 3,000th sermon.