Christian Outreach of the Piedmont is a vision graced to its president, Glenn Jay Usry. He is a native of Hempstead, N.Y., the son of Lee and the late Oscar Usry. He served several years as an associate minister at Jackson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Hempstead, New York before becoming a full time student at Livingstone College and Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina. At Livingstone he received a B.A. in English and a Masters of Religious Education from Hood Theological Seminary.
Pastor Usry founded Christian Outreach of the Piedmont Inc. in 1994 after spending several years as a pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.
He is the co-author of the two nationally acclaimed books entitled Black Man’s Religion and Defending Black Faith (published by Intervarsity Press); and will soon release several devotionals entitled Starting From Scratch, "Can Any Good Come Out Of Nazareth?"; "The Favor Of God"; "What Parents Need To Know About Their Children", and "Encouraging Youth:Without Compromising Truth".
He serves as the executive director of Positive Direction for Youth and Families, Inc. of Statesville, NC.
Pastor Glenn Usry is the husband of Ruta Williams Usry and the father of Vashti Aliyah and Corban Lael Usry.