Glen & Terri Taylor
Glen is the lead pastor and visionary for Vineyard Pasadena. Glen grew up in New York and moved to Los Angeles after college to work as a commercial illustrator, mainly for the fashion industry. Terri is an elementary school teacher who grew up in East Los Angeles, the daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico City. Glen and Terri are both multi-lingual and love cultural diversity. Together, Glen and Terri have been planting churches, mainly overseas, for 25 years (with a Vineyard Partnership for most of that time). They led multicultural church planting teams with members from Canada, England, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Iran, and Central Asia. This resulted in the planting of two Iranian churches in Turkey, and two in Central Asia. Glen worked as country director of various relief and development non-profits and Terri either taught or played some kind of role in international schools. Glen also taught religious studies and philosophy at a national university in Central Asia and founded an interdenominational theological college. Glen has a Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies and currently teaches Old Testament and Hebrew part-time at Fuller Theological Seminary and Talbot School of Theology. He also teaches in the Vineyard Institute and serves on its curriculum committee. Terri has worked with children for many years: teaching, tutoring, and teaching ESL. She is presently employed as a teacher's assistant for the LAUSD. She assists teachers in reading intervention in Central LA, helping underperforming children rise to grade level in literacy. She also tutors underperforming students who live in her neighborhood in East LA. Together Glen and Terri lead the VinPas partnership with InterVarsity on the ELAC campus. Glen and Terri have three adult children, a high school son, and a beautiful daughter-in-law.