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Gring, Glenn M. Jr.comment (0)

November 11, 2010

Retired Alabama pastor Glenn M. Gring Jr. died Oct. 25. He was 78.

A graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, Gring served in the ministry for 56 years. He served as pastor of churches in Texas while in seminary, Calera Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, Anniston, and campus minister at the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile. He also served as part-time campus minister at Mobile College, Spring Hill College and Faulkner State Community College, all in the Gulf Coast area, and helped found Hillcrest Baptist Church, Mobile, in 1983.

After retiring as chaplain of the USA Medical Center in Mobile in 1994, Gring accepted the part-time pastorate of Josephine Baptist Church, Elberta, where he served until 1999.

An Indiana native, Gring served in the U.S. Air Force from 1949 to 1952 before going into the ministry.

At the time of his death, he was a member of Hillcrest Baptist.

Gring was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 47 years, Mary Frances.

He is survived by two children.  (TAB)

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