About Mary Glass

Mary Barnes Glass was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and graduated from Holloway High School. She graduated from IBM Career Training Institute in Nashville and has also attended classes at Middle Tennessee State University.

Mary has led a very active personal, spiritual, and community life. She has been involved in many church and community events.

She has been an employee at Middle Tennessee State University for 30 years. As part of her time at MTSU, she has participated in these activities:

  • Member of the CanDo Crew
  • Association Secretary and Clerical Employees
  • MTSU Dames Club
  • One of the Chairpersons of MTSU African American History Committee “Unity Luncheon”
  • Chairperson of MTSU Gospel Music Extravaganza

Throughout her professional career, she has been blessed to work with religious leaders, educators, government officials, corporate leaders, politicians, and civil rights leaders.

Mary is the host of “To God Be the Glory” Gospel Radio Broadcast which is aired on WGNS-AM 1450 Radio and Channel 11 television each Sunday morning in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The program is dedicated to the Families in Bereavement, Sick and Shut-In, Prison Ministry, Senior Citizens, Nursing Home, Hospitals, and Prayer Partners Requests.

She is also the Founder and Director of Gospel Music Connections of Rutherford County and surrounding areas, whose primary focus is to act as a Consultant Agency for groups such as the Adoptive Parents, Teen Pregnancy, Run-away Children, Children Home Alone, Senior Citizens, Jails and Prisons.

Mary Glass is a Business Advisor and Public Relations spokesperson for:

  • Christ Fellowship Chorale
  • Rucker’s Memorial Chapel
  • Precious Angels Child Care
  • The Spiritual Herald Magazine
  • Pure Thoughts

Community service:

  • Smithfork District Associations Youth and Young Adults Counselor in Murfreesboro
  • Volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Member of Board of Directors for “Wee Care Day Care Center”
  • Volunteer for Salvation Army Center of Hope for the Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Supporter of First Step Ministries
  • Former member of the March for Jesus
  • Former co-host of “Straight From The Heart” radio broadcast
  • Member of Rutherford Praise Choir and supporter of other gospel ministries

As a member of Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Mary has been very involved with her church family, including:

  • Minister of Music for the Cherry Grove #1 Choir
  • Sunday School Teacher
  • The Youth and Young Adults Advisor of Board of Directors
  • Special Interest Advisor of Gospel Choir
  • Member of the Mass Choir
  • Substitute Minister of Music for the Male Chorus

Mary is married to William Glass, Senior and together they have two children, Sonja Glass Gaines and William Glass, Junior. They also have six grandsons and one granddaughter.

Mary’s hobbies include making people happy, loving her grandchildren, and enjoying life to the fullness.

Her plans for the future are to continue to Love and Glorify JESUS by lifting up His Mighty Name in songs, prayer, and praise each and every day.


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