Glaze Family History

Byram Hugh Glaze

Born: May 18, 1914 Died: January 4, 1982


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Jeffrey Lee Glaze


Byram Hugh Glaze was born May 18, 1914 in Walton County, Georgia, the second son of James David Glaze and Violet Ramsden. He was educated in DeKalb County schools and entered Toccoa Falls Institute in September 1931, taking bible training with high school studies. He graduated in June 1936. He attended Florida Bible Institute in Temple Terrace, Florida from September 1937 through May 1939.


Byram Hugh Glaze was ordained into the ministry on May 15, 1938 at the Shady Grove Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Georgia. He served as student pastor of Second Baptist Church, Arcadia Florida and in 1943, he went to Phenix Baptist, Jacksonville, Florida, and later pastored Milstead Baptist Church in Rackdale County, Georgia, before coming to Calvary Chapel, Columbus, Georgia.

Below is a transcription of Byram's obituary:

Dr. Byram H. Glaze, "an unwavering spiritual giant" who'd been pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus for nearly three decades, died January 4, 1982 at St. Francis Hospital.

Dr. Glaze, 67, of 3023 13th Ave., was one of Columbus' first radio ministers and started a pamphlet and booklet ministry that reached millions. He remained an outspoken opponent to liberalized liquor laws in the city.

The funeral arrangements by Striffler-Hamby Macon Road Mortuary.

Born May 18, 1914, in Walton County, GA. He was the son of James David Glaze and Violet Ramsden Glaze.

He'd lived in Columbus since 1948 and was the retired minister of Calvary Baptist Church at 3301 13th Ave., where he'd been pastor for 27 years. He'd retired in 1975.

He was a graduate of Toccoa Falls Institute and had received his doctorate at Trinity Bible College, formerly Florida Bible Institute, where he'd been a classmate of Billy Graham.

Dr. Glaze's entire ministry was in Columbus. Over his career, though, he preached in all 50 states and Cuba. His daily, and later weekly, lessons were broadcasts over Phenix City's WPNX radio station for 21 years.

His non-profit corporation Calvary Crusades published more than 8 million booklets and tracts, which were distributed throughout the U.S. and in 37 foreign countries.

Since his retirement, Glaze had spoken at many area churches and had memorized the Book of Revelation.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby; two daughters, Mrs. Bruce Forlines of Knoxville, TN, and Mrs. Donald Shuck of Plano, TX; his mother, Violet Glaze of Doraville, GA; two sisters, Ruth Glaze of Doraville and Mrs. Roy Shiver of Conyers, GA; three brothers, Herman Glaze of Doraville, Claude Glaze of Stone Mountain, GA, and Robert Glaze of Toccoa; and five grandchildren.


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