Praising God, Growing Disciples, Serving the World

pooleOur mission at Glen Mar Church is Praising God, Growing Disciples, and Serving the World. What this means is that we are constantly seeking to love God with our hearts, learn about God with our heads, and serve God with our hands.

Any time is a good time to be a part of Glen Mar. We have activities and ministries for people of all ages and all walks of life. I invite you to worship with us, join one of our small group studies, or go on one of our mission trips. You don't have to be a member to participate in any of these activities.

Glen Mar has a large staff to meet the many needs of the church and the community. Our staff members are listed on the staff page of this website. We also have numerous ministries that are led by members of our congregation.

More important than the wonderful signs we are seeing of church growth is the growth we would love to see happen in your life. I hope Glen Mar will become a place for you to grow in your faith and life. It's a great time to be alive, and a great time to be at Glen Mar!

Grace and peace,


About Matt

Matt Poole started as the lead pastor of Glen Mar Church in July 2010. He was born and raised in Montgomery County, MD. He attended the University of Maryland (BS, Psychology) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv). In 2000, he was awarded a Beeson Scholarship to attend Asbury Theological Seminary and received his doctorate in preaching and church leadership.

Matt brings with him gifts for ministry in the areas of preaching, teaching, wisdom, and leadership. His passion is for lives to be changed through following Jesus Christ. He has planted a church and been in ministry for over 20 years.

Matt spends his free time with his family - his wife Heather and their two daughters. You may also find him on the roads and trails around Ellicott City training for a triathlon or simply enjoying being outdoors.