Bryan is an Illinois native and came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior while in high school. He married Deana in 1991 and they have six children: Hannah, Molly, Samuel, Lilly Beth, Sophia, and Annalia.
Bryan moved to the Buckeye state in 1993 where he worked as a research scientist in the medical food industry for 10 years and concurrently earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. In 2002, the Lord called him into full-time missionary service, and they served for 13 years as missionaries to Chile with the International Mission Board. In preparation for the international mission field, Bryan also studied at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and completed his MA in Theology. Bryan joined Lifepoint’s staff in 2017 and currently serves as the Executive Pastor.