Bill Glass, Founder

Bill Glass made a name for himself as one of the most outstanding football players in the National Football League. His love for the game started in high school in Corpus Christi. He then went on to play for Baylor University where he became a consensus All-American. Bill was a four time Pro Bowler as a member of the Cleveland Browns team who went on to beat the Baltimore Colts to win the NFL World Championship two years prior to the first Super Bowl. He was also recently inducted into the College and Texas Sports Hall of Fame and the Baylor Wall of Fame.

Bill Glass spent the off-season of his professional football career attending Southwestern Theological Seminary. As his football career was drawing to a close, Bill delivered his personal testimony of faith on television during several Billy Graham Crusades. Dr. Graham urged Bill to consider taking on a new career as a city-wide evangelist. In 1969, he founded the Bill Glass Evangelistic Association, which today is known as Bill Glass Behind the Walls. Then in 1972, Bill began speaking in prison yards all across the country. Today, Bill Glass has ministered in thousands of prisons all across the U.S. Sharing his passion for evangelism, the ministry focuses on training volunteers how to share their faith in Jesus Christ. In over 40 years of ministry, over one million men, women, and juvenile offenders have made decisions to follow Christ.

Bill and his late wife, Mavis, have three grown children - Billy, Bobby, and Mindy - along with eight grandchildren, and an ever-increasing number of great-grandchildren!  


Michael Nolan, CEO

Michael Nolan is a well-respected ministry and business leader with a storied career of fostering responsible growth for ministries and local church organizations. Most recently, Michael served as President of The Operation Andrew Group in Nashville, TN, joining the organization in 2018. Concurrently, he served as President of The Intersection Ministries, a consulting firm he founded in 2017 to come alongside churches and ministry organizations with a network of professionals offering help in strategic planning, finance and business consulting, and operational leadership. From 2005 to 2017, Mr. Nolan was Chief Operating Officer/Chief Finance Officer for GARBC in Arlington Heights, IL. The GARBC is a voluntary partnership of 1,200 independent Baptist churches in the U.S. and over 9,000 churches internationally who are committed to the Great Commission mandate. During his time at GARBC, Michael served as interim COO/CFO at Clarks Summit University (2015-2016). Before joining GARBC, Michael worked with General Motors/GM Financial for eight years as Northeast Director – Sales, Service and Marketing and Executive Officer – Senior Analyst.

Michael and his wife Kristen married in 1991 and have three adult daughters. Mr. Nolan holds an Masters of Business Administration in Marketing and Operations Management from the University of Dallas, and a Bachelor of Science in Aviation and Financial Management from Louisiana Tech University.


1101 S. Cedar Ridge
Duncanville, TX 75137
(972) 298-1101


 Jeff Aten  North Central Regional Director
 Angela Barbee  Executive Assistant to the CEO
 Brandon Cochran  South Central Regional Director
 Emille Crawford  Field Ministry Assistant
 Susan Dubreuil  Event Administrator Asst.
 Bill Glass  Founder
 Jay Graham  Chief Development Officer
 Phil Justice  South East Regional Director
 Michael Nolan  Chief Executive Officer
 Lisa Pritchett  Donor Mgr. & Database Adm.
 Kari Shanklin  Office Manager
 Jaye Rob Smith  Event Logistics
 Ronda Taylor  Senior Event Administrator
 Kit Van Arsdale  Chief Information Officer
 Tony Woodlin  Assistant to Bill Glass