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Headed to Aid Hurricane Victims, AG Pastor Dies in Crash

Chuck Glass, pastor of Northside Assembly of God in Bonifay, Florida, died in an accident Monday on his way to help Hurricane Laura victims in Louisiana.
En route to team up with Convoy of Hope in its efforts to help victims of Hurricane Laura in Louisiana, Chuck Glass, pastor of Northside Assembly of God in Bonifay, Florida, was killed in an accident Monday morning in Florida.

According to Northside AG, Glass and a volunteer from the church, Donny Bush, were sharing a ride when the van they were driving experienced a rear tire blow out. The van flipped several times. Glass was killed in the accident. Bush survived with multiple broken ribs and a punctured lung, but is expected to be released from the hospital today.

Glass, 40, and his wife, Miranda, have led Northside, a church of about 180, since 2017. Prior to being elected lead pastor, Glass had served as an associate and youth pastor for the church for about 14 years.

West Florida District Council Superintendent Thomas Moore was friends with Glass for many years.

“The church where Chuck pastors is in the same town where my wife and I pastored for 24 years,” Moore says. “It was a real privilege to know him. He was a very special guy who loved missions. He made numerous short-term AIM and other mission trips and he was actively involved in the response when we were struck by Hurricane Michael two years ago. What he was doing when this accident happened is what he loved — he loved to help people in need.”

“Missions was his life blood and the life blood of this church,” confirms church secretary Tiffany Sapp. “Missions was something he loved and pushed for and pushed his congregation to be involved in. He loved everyone he came in contact with — he loved them like Jesus loves them.”

In a Facebook post, the church had this to say about Glass: “. . . so many stories are being told about him now. Stories about him when he does something crazy just to make people smile, stories about him giving advice when you didn’t know what to do, and stories about how he was there for you when no one else was. He was an amazing human, and we are all saddened by his sudden loss.”

The Glasses have four children ages 4 to 20. Funeral arrangements, when determined, will be posted to the Northside Assembly of God Facebook page.

Dan Van Veen

Dan Van Veen is news editor of AG News. Prior to transitioning to AG News in 2001, Van Veen served as managing editor of AG U.S. Missions American Horizon magazine for five years. He attends Central Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri, where he and his wife, Lori, teach preschool Sunday School and 4- and 5-year-old Rainbows boys and girls on Wednesdays.