Our club has speakers from the local area and beyond to share information, organizations, happenings, and events. Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
Regular meeting - Ralph Brunson Spiritual Aims Award, speaker is Rev. Glenn Cranfield, President & CEO of Nashville Rescue Mission
Patron Club, Bridgestone Arena -
Nashville, TN, 37203
March 23, 2018 -
11:30 to 13:00
Weekly club meeting with a speaker. This meeting features the annual presentation to a Nashville Kiwanian of the Ralph Brunson Spiritual Aims Award empasizing the first two Objects of Kiwanis "To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life" and "To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships."
Rev. Glenn Cranfield has served as President and CEO of Nashville Rescue Mission since February 2012. Prior to that, he spent over 15 years serving the homeless community in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, both as a volunteer, board member, and president and CEO. Glenn graduated from East Central Oklahoma State University in 1983 with a degree in Ministry and Music Education. In 1991, he was called into full-time ministry where he served as Associate Pastor of Oklahoma City Family Church.
In 1997, after five years of volunteering and serving on the Board of Directors at City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City, Glenn accepted the position of President and CEO. He led City Rescue Mission until 2007, before returning to the pulpit as Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Assembly. But after five years, the call to be a voice for the homeless could not be ignored.
In 2012, Glenn accepted the role of President and CEO of Nashville Rescue Mission. Since taking the reigns, Glenn has led the Mission in the addition and elevation of several key positions within the organization— Sr. Director of Guest Services, Sr. Director of Recovery Ministries, Case Managers, and Life Coaches. He has overseen the renovation and beautification of several areas of the campus, including the parking lot, lobby, chapel, and dining room. In 2015, Cranfield was named President of the Bluegrass District of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) where he served a three-year term. Most recently, he was invited to join the national board of directors of AGRM and will serve a three year term beginning January 2018.