First Baptist Church Frankfort KY
Dr. Rosby Glover is the son of a Baptist Minister and a God-fearing mother (Rev. C. J. & Etta Mae Glover) who taught him at an early age the need to have a genuine relationship with God. This relationship would prove to be vital as he journeyed to Kentucky to attend college at the age of 17.
Dr. Glover graduated from Kentucky State University and soon thereafter met his wife of 40 years at Antioch Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dr. Glover was highly active in his church as a trustee, deacon pro-tem and a member of the Majestic Voices choir. However, something was missing. After a long and deep conversation with his father, in 1992, Dr. Glover uprooted his family that now included four young children and moved to Florida to be closer to his siblings; heeding the advice of his father who passed in 1991.
Dr. Glover soon realized that it was the love of his family that guided him back to his calling.
Dr. Glover decided to attend Nova Southeastern University where he received a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and completed the coursework for his doctorate degree in Non-Profit Management, but God did a shift in his life which sent him to seminary where he received his Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Leadership.
Under the tutorage of Bishop C. E. Glover, Dr. Glover excelled as a ministry executive and a leader. Dr. Glover was licensed and ordained at Mount Bethel Ministries in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he held several positions including Executive Director of Mount Bethel Human Services, Pastor of Men and Pastor of Ministries before being called back to Kentucky as Sr. Pastor of First Baptist Church Frankfort.
Dr. Glover held several memberships while in Florida which included a member of the Governor’s Faith and Community-based Coalition, the Board of Directors of Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, Vice-President of the non-profit youth mentoring organization, “Because I’m Worth It” (Bi-Wi) in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, the 17th Circuit Department of Juvenile Justice Faith-Based Community Coalition and the Lincoln Park Ministerial Alliance in Fort Pierce, Florida. He is an advocate for social justice and is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Glover is the rewarding husband of Kimberly Samuels Glover, and they have four children that were born to this union Adam (Roxy), Christopher (Barbara), Ryan and Rosalynn, and seven grandchildren, Jayden, Skylar, Payton, Aria, Adam, Jr., Jeremiah and Riley. They are also blessed with an older daughter Kedra Glover Jones.
Dr. Glover’s favorite passage of scripture is Galatians 6:1&2 where Paul says, “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”