Glenn Packiam

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Glenn Packiam
Birth nameGlenn Previn Packiam
Born (1978-02-27) February 27, 1978 (age 43)
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
OriginColorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
GenresWorship, Christian pop, Christian rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, worship leader, pastor
Instrumentsvocals, guitar, piano, trumpet
Years active2009–present
LabelsIntegrity
Websiteglennpackiam.com

Glenn Previn Packiam (born February 27, 1978), is a Malaysian-American Christian musician, guitarist, pianist, worship leader and pastor, who serves as an associate senior pastor at New Life Church and the lead pastor of New Life Downtown in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Packiam's music is a pop rock style of contemporary worship music. He has released three musical projects, Rumors and Revelations (2009), The Kingdom Comes (2011) and The Mystery of Faith (2013). He has also published 5 books: Discover the Mystery of Faith, Lucky: How the Kingdom comes to Unlikely People, Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith, Butterfly in Brazil: How Your Life Can Make a World of Difference, and Blessed Broken Given: How Your Story Becomes Sacred in the Hands of Jesus.

Early and personal life[edit]

Packiam was born on February 27, 1978, in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, the son of a pastor, where he resided until his departure for Full Gospel Assembly as a member of their youth fellowship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1993. He attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, starting in 1996, where he graduated from in 1999, with his baccalaureate of arts in theological-historical studies, before leaving for Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2000. He took an associate pastor position in worship from the New Life Worship congregation, while he obtained his Master's degree in management from ORU. Packiam is the downtown lead pastor of their church. After studying at Fuller Theological Seminary for two years, he began earning his doctorate in theological at St John's College located at University of Durham which he completed in 2018. He is married to Holly, and together they have four children, residing in Colorado together.[1][2]

Music history[edit]

His music recording career began in 2009, with the studio album, Rumors and Revelations,[3][4] that was released on June 22, 2009, by Integrity Music.[5][6] The subsequent release, an extended play, The Kingdom Comes, was released on May 28, 2011, from Integrity Music.[7][8] He released, The Mystery of Faith,[9] on March 5, 2013, with Integrity Music.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Rumors and Revelations (June 22, 2009, Integrity)
EPs
  • The Kingdom Comes (May 28, 2011, Integrity)
  • The Mystery of Faith (March 5, 2013, Integrity)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benedict, Brenda (July 5, 2013). "Songs for the Lord". The Star. Retrieved March 17, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Packiam, Glenn (July 1, 2013). Yoars, Marus (ed.). "What Shapes Our Faith". Charisma. Vol. 38 no. 12. Lake Mary, Florida: Stephen Strang and Joy Strang. pp. 44–6. ISSN 0895-156X. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Hunter, Andrea. Armstrong, Jeremy (ed.). "Glenn Packiam: Rumors and Revelations". Worship Leader. Vol. January/February 2016. San Juan Capistrano, California: Chuck Fromm, PhD (Worship Leader Partnership). p. 76. ISSN 1066-1247. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Devore, Leigh (October 2009). Grady, J. Lee (ed.). "Music: Rumors and Revelations - Glenn Packiam (Integrity Music)". Charisma. Vol. 35 no. 3. Lake Mary, Florida: Stephen Strang and Joy Strang. p. 59. ISSN 0895-156X. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Lucas, Emily (November 4, 2009). "Review: Rumors and Revelations - Glenn Packiam". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved March 17, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Smith, Rich (July 27, 2009). "Reviews - Glenn Packiam - Rumors and Revlations". Louder Than the Music. Retrieved March 17, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Cross, Randy. Armstrong, Jeremy (ed.). "Glenn Packiam: The Kingdom Comes". Worship Leader. Vol. June 2011. San Juan Capistrano, California: Chuck Fromm, PhD (Worship Leader Partnership). pp. 66–8. ISSN 1066-1247. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  8. ^ Rotheram, Ed (April 13, 2011). "Glenn Packiam "The Kingdom Comes" - CD Review". All about Worship. Retrieved March 17, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Armstrong, Jeremy. Armstrong, Jeremy (ed.). "Glenn Packiam: The Mystery of Faith". Worship Leader. Vol. March/April 2013. San Juan Capistrano, California: Chuck Fromm, PhD (Worship Leader Partnership). p. 87. ISSN 1066-1247. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  10. ^ Rice, Mark (March 4, 2013). "Glenn Packiam, "The Mystery of Faith" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved March 17, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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