Bishop Glen Hollis Morris
Date of Birth:  March 29, 1935
Date of Death:  December 2, 2009
Arrangements:

Visitation
  • Chespeake Christian Center  
  • 206 Weston Woods Drive, Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Saturday, December 5, 2009   11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Service
  • Chesapeake Christian Center  
  • 206 Weston Woods Drive, Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Saturday, December 5, 2009   6:00 PM
Burial
  • Holly Memorial Park  
  • 3251 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22911     View Map
  • Monday, December 7, 2009   1:00 PM
Details:
  • Bishop Glen H. Morris died on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore as a result of complications of surgery.
    He was the Senior Pastor of Chesapeake Christian Center.  Pastor Glen and his beautiful wife Portia Morris began their pastorate at CCC in August 1987. In their 22-year tenure at CCC, Pastor Morris has built the membership from 300 to over 500 members. He has grown the congregation both physically and spiritually.  A core group of the members have been with Pastor Glen throughout the 22 years and remain faithful to this day. Also during this time, he oversaw the remodeling of the old church facilities. Pastor Morris also orchestrated the sale of the church building to the Pasadena Evangelical Church and has overseen the new facilities at 206 Weston Woods Drive, Pasadena, MD

    Pastor Morris accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior in October 1963. He received his calling to ministry on January 12, 1964 and received his education at the Berean School of the Bible and through correspondence courses with Lee University.

    He first began pastoring on July 31, 1966 at the Rockville Church of God in Rockville, MD. Over a 5-year period, he took this financially struggling church with an average attendance of about 50 people and grew it to a financially sound ministry with an average attendance of 140 people. Upon his departure, Pastor Morris had established a Building Fund that was used by the succeeding pastor to build a new facility.

    In 1971, Pastor Morris was assigned to the Federalsburg Church of God in Federalsburg, MD. In usual fashion, during a 4-year period, he took this congregation of 90 and increased it to an annual average of over 200 in attendance.

    In 1975, Pastor Morris left pastoring for a 2-year period in which he served as State Evangelist for Delmarva-DC until March 1977.

    In 1977, Pastor Morris returned as the pastor of the Federalsburg Church of God.

    During his absence, average church attendance had declined to about 90 people again. Over subsequent 10-year tenure as pastor, he not only surpassed his previous average attendance records, but continued to grow the congregation to an average attendance of as high as 380 people. During this same period, Pastor Morris oversaw the building of an addition onto the church called the Family Life Center.

    It is a joy to have such this dedicated man of God and to see his visions come into reality for the betterment of all.

    Through the years he has served the Church of God in the Delmarva Region in many capacities: State Council for 3 terms, State Evangelism and Home Missions for 3 terms, District Overseer, District Youth & Christian Education Director, State Ministerial Examining Board, a Cluster Pastor and a CAMS instructor.

    In his faithful service he preached 6,158 sermons and saw 2,504 people give their lives to Jesus Christ.

    He is perceeded in death by his father, Vermon Morris; his mother, Ethel Morris; and his first wife, Virgie Morris. He is survived by his wife, Portia Mae Morris; his four children: Gary Morris, Greg Morris, Dawn Boehm, and Joel Morris; nine grandchildren: Amy Morris, Lindsay Taylor, Melody Clavier, Ryan Boehm, Sean Morris, Sarah Boehm, Jordan Morris, Joshua Morris, and Maci Morris; and seven great grandchildren: Nasya Jones, Mikayla Clavier, Owen Taylor, Emily Clavier, Aubrey Taylor, Jadyn Hugee, and Jacob Clavier.

    In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Chesapeake Christian Center Building Fund to complete his vision.

    Funeral services will be held at the Chesapeake Christian Center on Saturday, December 5th at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The graveside will be held at the Holly Memorial Park in Charlottesville, VA on Monday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m.