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Joseph Gloor

Producer at Word on Fire

Joseph Gloor is the Assistant Content Director at Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. He’s also an inner-city English teacher and world-renowned fitness trainer. He made his television debut as a weight loss trainer for MTV’s docu-series, I Used to Be Fat. Most recently, Joseph starred as a "transformation specialist" on TLC’s Fat Chance, which aired in Summer 2016. Joseph went through his own dramatic transformation in 2012 when his father introduced him to Bishop Barron’s Youtube channel, which led him to Word On Fire and subsequently to a whole new life in the Catholic faith.

He currently works for Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. Joseph lives with his adorable dog, Jolene, in Hollywood, California. Connect with him on Facebook at

Joseph Gloor Latest Blog Posts

Brother, Come Pet Jolene

by Joseph Gloor . January 04, 2017 . 2 Comments

My dog is mercilessly cute. I realize all owners say that about their dog but as a Catholic I believe in objective beauty, and Jolene is surely the Aristotelian model of perfected dogness. Everywhere we go people stop an...

A Wild-West Priest Meets the Tooth of a Saint

by Joseph Gloor . July 05, 2016 . 3 Comments

Last week, I waited in line alongside hundreds of people at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles, hoping to catch a glimpse inside a glass case that held a locket that held a jawbone that held a tooth that onc...