Church of the Open Door

Ministerial Staff

Pastor Glenn with his wife, Tammy

Senior PastorDr. Glenn Jago

Pastor Glenn has been the Senior Pastor at COD since January of 2001. Glenn and his wife, Tammy, have three grown children who love and serve the Lord. Glenn and Tammy are happy grandparents and always excited to see the grandchildren whenever possible.

Glenn grew up in Lansdale, Pennsylvania and graduated from Calvary Baptist Christian High School in 1977. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible with a minor in Biblical Greek language from Pensacola Christian College. In 1981, he returned to Lansdale and graduated from the Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. Then in 2011, Glenn received the Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching from The Masters Seminary in California.

Prior to his joining COD, Glenn has served as youth pastor in Florida and Georgia, started a new church in the Ocean City, MD area, was a Greek and New Testament Professor at Pensacola Christian College, and a Senior Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Cantonment located in the suburbs of Pensacola.



Duane Adler and his wife Emily

Pastor of Youth and VisitationDuane Adler


Duane Adler has been attending COD with his parents since 2011 and was the Youth Director since September of 2016. On January 1, 2017, Duane began a full-time position as the Director of Youth and Visitation, and in January 2018, he was licensed by COD to be a Pastor. Duane married Emily Watkins in July of 2017 and they reside in North Wales. Emily is the Children’s Ministry Director

Duane was raised in Abington and then in Hatboro, Pennsylvania where he was raised by his parents Darryl and Dawn. He grew up in a Christian home and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Elkins Park until 17 years of age. Duane received Christ as his Savior at the age of 5 and was baptized one year later. He was home-schooled since kindergarten and graduated in 2012. After wrestling with the idea of attending college, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Upon doors being closed and new one’s opening, Duane returned home and attained his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Montgomery County Community College in 2013. In 2015, Duane was the Youth Intern at COD. He received his Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministries through Liberty University Online in 2018.

Other Church Staff:

Children’s Ministry Director – Emily Adler

Intern Director of Young Adult/Young Married – Ethan Jago

Music Director and Pianist – Nancy Beale

Interim Choir Director – Ken Borrmann

Interim Orchestra Director – Tom DiSarlo

Organist – Doreen Whitstone

Worship Team Coordinator – Cynthia Rasmussen

Office Secretary – Open Position

Bookkeeper – Mary Adlam

Office Assistant – Joanne Stratton

Physical Plant Manager – Ron Acker

IT Coordinator – John King

ODCA co-interim principals – Lois Glasstetter and Judy Severns




Our history of Senior Pastors is as follows:

Dr. Merril MacPherson
Dr. Jack Murray
Rev. Milton Achey
Rev. Idwal Thomas
Rev. Richard Coons
Rev. John Emmans
Rev. Paul Hatmacher
Rev. Dave Rogers
Dr. Glenn Jago
1936 – 1949
1950 – 1960
1961 – 1965
1965 – 1966
1966 – 1977
1977 – 1985
1986 – 1993
1995 – 1999
2001 – present

This list does not include interim Pastors