The founder of Glory Ministries Church in Xenia, OH is Rev. Dr. Gloria Wade-Dillon, who was born in Zanesville, OH to the late Lillie B. and James E. Wade Sr. She lives in Xenia with her husband, Vermon, and they are the proud parents of two sons, Charles and Micah, as well as five grandchildren. Dr. Dillon is a pastor, poet, singer, preacher, teacher, motivational speaker, counselor, and after 35 years, a retired educator.
Educated in the Zanesville, OH school system, graduated magna cum laude from Central State University with a BS degree in Education, she has an MS in Counseling from the University of Dayton, and Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH, and has completed course work at Payne Theological Seminary, Wright State University, Antioch University, Seattle Pacific, and Louisiana State University. She is a life member and Silver Star of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.