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Forsee seeks another term on school board

Friday, July 27, 2012

Glenn Forsee
(File photo)
Glenn Forsee has announced his candidacy for re-election to the 9th District seat on Bedford County Board of Education in the Aug. 2 general election.

Forsee has lived in Bedford County for over 27 years. He has served on the school board since June 2005.

Forsee has been a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God since 1978 and has served as senior pastor of First Assembly of God since May 1985. He is a graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo., with degrees in religious education and Bible.

During his first youth pastorate in Harrison, Ark., he became an active substitute teacher. He ministered and was active in the communities of Dyersburg and Dresden before moving to Shelbyville. He has been a substitute teacher and club sponsor at Shelbyville Central High School.

He has served five terms as the head of Shelbyville & Bedford County Ministerial Association and developed the worship service it organizes during the Celebration. He has served a term on the board of Child Development Center. He has been a presbyter with the Tennessee district of the Assemblies of God and a director of Tennessee School of Ministry. In conjunction with the School of Ministry, he serves on a national board that oversees 3,600 students in 28 states.

Forsee and his wife, Linda Pope Forsee, a native of Trimble, have three children and seven grandchildren.

Forsee said that the daily classroom experience of teachers and students is the front lines of education and that the role of school board members is to support and strengthen that experience.

"I believe that every child and teacher needs the full support of the board, county leadership, and local citizens," said Forsee. "I will work for the 9th District and the full educational team of Bedford County. Your vote of confidence would be greatly appreciated."