Director of Local Outreach & Evangelism
Ryan graduated from Liberty University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion and then a Masters in Theology. Ryan has served as Lead Pastor for a missional community in Knoxville, TN, is the founder of Judean Missions and also the published author of, “Nothing But Faith In My Pocket”. Ryan and his wife Shannan are both San Diego, California natives but have lived and served in Knoxville, TN since 2004. Ryan comes to Gateway with experience in teaching Evangelism for several churches and over 15 years of leadership development experience. Ryan and Shannan have been married 17 years and have three children, Jackson, Parker, and Sutton.
Over the past 8 years, Ryan’s passions have been lived out through the unique opportunity of equipping over 350 believers in personal evangelism, who have then planted countless seeds of salvation. His desire is for all believers to use their time, talent, treasure, and touch for advancing the Gospel.