Ryan has been ministering to families for almost two decades, and serves as Senior Pastor at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, Texas. Pastor Ryan has led the implementation of a comprehensive, cross-generational effort to connect church and home life. The “Faith Breakthroughs” process that serves as the centerpiece of this strategy has become a launching point for other churches across the country, and he has become a national voice for the growing “Faith at Home” movement.
Prior to returning to Texas–the place of his upbringing, Ryan served as the Family Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. He has hosted numerous radio and television programs on the subject of family life. He has authored two books. Home on Time: Life Management by the Book is a look at Psalm 90 that is helping lead families away from the chaos caused by living within the framework of a disorganized life. Ryan’s second book, Walls: Why Everybody’s Stuck (and Nobody Has to Be), was released by Tyndale House Publishers in 2011, and shares the principles and stories of Faith Breakthroughs that have become an extraordinary part of church life at Kingsland.
Ryan is a graduate of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and is in the process of attaining his PhD in Christian Leadership at Dallas Baptist University. Ryan also serves as Adjunct Professor at Liberty University. He has taught over 1,500 students the course he helped to design, entitled “Theology of the Family.” Ryan and his wife Lana have three daughters: Ryley, Reagan, and Lily.