Tim Glenn joined Compassion International in 2004 after 14 years working in TV news as an award-winning anchor and reporter.
But Tim's story didn't start off as glamorous. When he was just 5, Tim's mother abandoned him and his four siblings, leaving their sick father to raise the children. Less than two years later, Tim's father passed away. Tim and his four siblings were raised by their paternal grandmother then, until they moved to the South Texas Children's Home. It was there that Tim came to know Christ. Now he says, "I know what it's like to grow up in an unstable environment. I know how it feels to be orphaned. Even before my family fell apart, we were living in a government housing complex, relying on food stamps for groceries. We were poor. So I know what it's like to grow up and not have enough. In many ways I can relate to the kids that Compassion serves."
Tim is also an accomplished musician and, in fact, his relationship with Compassion began as a member of Compassion's Independent Artist Network — sharing the message of Compassion at his concerts and in his songs.
He often combines his music with his message when speaking at events.
In his role as the U.S. Advocacy Director for Compassion International, Tim's job is to teach the Church in the United States about the biblical mandate to care for the poor and to equip and motivate the Church to act on behalf of children in poverty.