We believe that Christ is the only Head over His Church, both universally and locally (Ephesians 1:22-23, Colossians 1:18) and that He governs His Church through elders (Acts 20:17-31, 1 Peter 5:1-4).
The elders of Providence, consisting of the pastors and the ruling elders, care for the spiritual welfare of its members and are themselves accountable to assemblies made up of pastors and ruling elders at the regional and national level. We believe Christ has also appointed gifted men called deacons to relieve the elders of administrative burdens that would hinder their ministry of the Word and prayer (Acts 6:1-7).
Both elders and deacons must meet Biblical qualifications (1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:4-9) and are elected by the members of the local congregation they serve.
Rev. Dr. Glen Clary, Pastor
Glen was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in 2005. After pastoring Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in West Collingswood, NJ for seven years, he became Pastor of Providence in December
Glen holds a Bachelor degree from Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK, a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Erskine Theological Seminary. Glen lives in Pflugerville, TX with his wife Cathe and their seven children.
Rev. Robert Canode III, Pastor
Bob was ordained and installed as a minister of the gospel in the OPC and second Pastor of Providence on February 19th, 2016. He began a yearlong internship in September 2014 and has been involved in weekly preaching and teaching ever since. Bob enjoys preaching Christ from all of Scripture and spending time with the family of God, four of whom include his beloved wife Adelinda and their three children.
Bob holds a Master of Arts in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and a BS in History from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX. He and his family currently live in Austin, TX.
Scott has been a member of Providence since 2002 and was ordained as an elder in February 2006. Scott works for Intel, and he and his wife Rita live in Round Rock with one child and have three grown children.
Dave has been a member of Providence since 1993 and was ordained as an elder in 2004. Dave works for ClearCommerce / Certegy, and he and his wife Donna live in Elgin and have four grown children.
Corrie has been a member of Providence since 2006 and a deacon since 2007. He and his wife Iona live in Round Rock and have one grown child.
Mike has been a member of Providence since 2012 and a deacon since 2017. He and his wife Sue live in Round Rock with their four children.
Chris has been a member of Providence since 2006 and was installed as a deacon in 2009. He and his wife Katherine live in Hutto with their two children and have one grown child.