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Glenn has served as president and CEO of Nashville Rescue Mission since 2012, a job he came to after a chance encounter with a hurting homeless man in a small chapel in Oklahoma City. He is passionate about helping the homeless encounter real, lasting life-change by sharing with them the transformative love of God, cultivating hope and equipping them to build a new path forward. 


Glenn’s experience leading homeless-focused organizations and walking alongside them year after year has given him a deep understanding of the systemic and individual causes of homelessness, along with what actually changes lives long-term. Glenn has a genuine compassion for each person who experiences the hardship of homelessness and has pioneered the de-stigmatization of homelessness in Nashville and across the country. 


Today, you can catch Glenn at one of his many speaking events or listen to him on his new podcast, Real Hope with Glenn Cranfield. On the show, Glenn speaks with other Change Makers impacting homelessness to determine how to best serve this often overlooked community and create real change in people’s lives.


“No one is so good that they don’t need Jesus and no one is so bad that they can’t have Jesus. And when I close my Bible at night, those two chapters meet together, and that’s the message that God has for you.”

– Glenn Cranfield

Visit Glenn’s Website

Listen to Glenn’s Podcast Real Hope

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