Founder | Glenn Clark

CFO FounderBorn in Des Moines, Iowa, and a graduate of Grinnell College, Glenn Clark was a man who believed with all of his heart and mind in the power of prayer to change humanity, first from within individual hearts, souls and minds, and then through a gathering of ‘athletes of the spirit’ all over the world forming a ‘belt of prayer’ around the globe. This Kingdom of God movement continues Glenn’s devotion to helping others live theirs lives more fully and creatively in the eternal Here and Now, and is known as The Camp Farthest Out or The CFO.

Glenn was a college English professor and an athletic coach. His spiritual roots were nurtured in the Presbyterian church. Glenn was a pray-er of vast prayers and a dreamer of vast dreams; prayers and dreams that came true. In a chance meeting with a fellow train passenger, Glenn heard the story of a miraculous transformation from greed to service under God’s guidance. It was then Glenn Clark started on his amazing life journey of helping mankind spiritually as a teacher, author and lecturer.

Glenn was a spiritual seeker with a rich, exploratory inner life. When one of his students approached him with questions about prayer, it triggered the writing of what would be his most influential book. The Soul’s Sincere Desire, began as an article for the Atlantic Monthly. It was so well received that Glenn was asked to expand the article into a book. Other titles from Glenn Clark include I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes, Two or Three Gathered Together, and God’s Reach.

In 1942 he resigned from his position at Macalester College to give all of his time to helping others discover this integration of body, mind and spirit in God. He traveled around the world and worked to establish The CFO in many countries. The details of this journey are recorded in his book, On Wings of Prayer. In 1956 he resigned his position as Director of The Camps Farthest Out, and just two months later, crossed over into the heavenly realm and still larger service. Before his passing, Glenn worked with members of the Camps in organizing the Association of Camps Farthest Out and wrote Our Bond of Faiththe guiding philosophy of The CFO.

Writings of Glenn Clark

1906   The Art of Living
1921   The Master Key of Reading Character

1922   The Manual of the Short Story Art
1926   The Soul’s Sincere Desire

1926   Twelve Parable-Miracles of Answered Prayer
1928   Fishers of Men
1929   Power of the Spirit on the Athletic Field
1930   The Thought Farthest Out
1931   Water of Life
1932   The Lord’s Prayer

1932   Personality in Essay Writing
1933   Song of the Soul’s of Men
1934   The Land We Vision
1935   Islands of Light
1936   Power in Athletics
1936   Fruits of the Spirit
1937   I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
1937   Footsteps, Voices and Silences in College Halls
1939   God’s Minute Man
1939   The Man Who Talked With Flowers
1939   Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
1940   The World’s Greatest Debate
1940   How to Find Health Through Prayer
1941   Armor of the Soldier
1941   Does God Hear Prayer?
1942   Two or Three Gathered Together
1942   Three Mysteries of Jesus
1942   The Way, The Truth, and The Life
1943   The Truth Shall Set You Free
1944   Home of Love
1944   The Third Front
1945   The Secret to Power in Business
1945   The Senior Partner in Business
1946   The Man Who Walked in His Steps
1946   The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe
1947   The Way of Love
1947   Touchdowns for the Lord
1948   Collaborating With Eternity
1949   A Man’s Reach
1949   Together
1950   What Would Jesus Do?
1950   From Crime to Christ
1950   The Other Dawn
1951   God’s Reach
1951   The Way to Victory in International Affairs
1952   Come Follow Me
1953   Be Thou Made Whole
1954   The Holy Spirit
1954   Windows of Heaven
1955   On Wings of Prayer
1956   God’s Voice in the Folklore