John McGlynn

John Douglas McGlynn

Sunday, October 1st, 1939 - Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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The Reverend Canon Doctor J. Douglas McGlynn, 79, died on Monday, March 18, 2019, in Springfield, Missouri. He was born in Lee's Summit, Missouri on October 1, 1939, where he spent his youth, excelling as an honor student and in athletics. He was active in Boy Scouts and obtained the rank of Eagle. He earned a BA from Missouri Valley College, a Masters of Divinity from General Theology Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Seminary.

Fr. Doug was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church and served in Episcopal and Anglican Churches in Hays, Kansas; Springfield, Missouri; Honolulu, Hawaii and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In Springfield, he served as Rector of St. James Episcopal Church early in his career and as Rector of All Saints Anglican Church from 2011 until his retirement in 2016. He led the All Saints congregation through its formation and the construction of its new facility. Upon his retirement All Saints appointed him Rector Emeritus and continued a close relationship with him, caring for him in his final days.

Gifted in homiletics and as a pastor, Fr. Doug was highly regarded as a scholar, teacher and mentor. His doctoral dissertation focused on the Caroline Divines of the 17th century. He was a professor of pastoral theology at Trinity School of Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania and at Nashotah House, Nashotah, Wisconsin, where clergy and students referred to him as an extraordinary teacher and mentor and as a major figure in the development of their spiritual lives.

Fr. Doug believed in serving in wider Christian ministries and was on the board of the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (SAMS) which he chaired for several years. With his love of liturgy he contributed as a member of the Liturgy and Common Worship Task Force of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). He was a leader in the Charismatic Movement and in the formation of the ACNA.

Fr. Doug treasured his family. Married to Ana for 57 years, they raised two sons, Sean and Stephen. He is survived by his wife, Ana, their sons, Sean McGlynn, of Norcross, Georgia, Stephen McGlynn of Salisbury, Maryland, one granddaughter, McKenzie Keana McGlynn, of Charleston, South Carolina, and one brother, Dudley McGlynn, of Auburn, Alabama.

The Burial Office for Fr. J. Douglas McGlynn, Holy Eucharist and Interment will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 East Galloway Street, Springfield, Missouri 65804, on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to All Saints Anglican Church for the support of seminary students.

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    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 4:00pm
    All Saints Anglican Church
    2751 E. Galloway Street
    Springfield, Missouri 65804
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Connie Salsbery

Posted at 07:45pm
I met Father McGlynn when I was a student at SMS College in 1970. He was a great teacher of the Bible and soon I joined his church where he became my Pastor. Too many good memories to share here, but certainly a highlight was when he flew to Houston, TX to meet my fiancé. He wanted to interview him before consenting to performing our wedding. He truly was a Shepherd who watched over his flock! I will never forget his many kindnesses and most of all the wisdom he imparted to me through the Word if God. To Sean and Steve, I am indebted to your parents forever, so please know you have a friend in me and my husband, The Rev. Dr. William D. Salsbery, Founding Sr. Pastor of Heartland Ministries, Sharpsville, IN.

Patrick Dominguez

Posted at 08:24am
My wife and I are so thankful to have known Doug. He and Ana cared for us and led us well at Church if the Ascension. Doug was an example of godliness and love. He took time to encourage me as a young, (and often clueless), youth minister. We look forward to feasting with him at the Lord’s table in the Kingdom if Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ana and your children. Love, in Christ, Patrick and Susan Dominguez

Patrick Dominguez Posted at 08:25am


David C Rees-Thomas

Posted at 02:48pm
A memory of thankfulness for a dear friend and colleague in the the Gospel, Father Doug McGlynn.
We first met in Springfield, Missouri when he was the Priest of Saint James Church and I was the Pastor of Evangel Temple.
Although different in many ways doctrinally we shared a common passion for the work and person of the Holy Spirit. We exchanged pulpits, spent many hours in fellowship, were involved in frequent dialogue with the local Catholic Church
leadership concerning the charismatic wave that was sweeping the USA. The times that we spent in prayer and worship will
long be remembered . I respected his brilliant teaching and preaching. His spiritual insight so often laced with humor and
wisdom. I will be forever thankful that that not only was he a brother in Christ but that I could truly call him my friend.

To the family, Ana, Sean and Stephen, I send my aloha and prayers that in this time of your personal loss you might experience the true comfort of the Holy Spirit , knowing the God's Servant is now " Absent from the body, Present with the Lord."

Rev. David C. Rees-Thomas
Retired Pastor

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