Ryan accepted the call to serve as Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church North Bend on January 1, 2012. He has a passion for the Lord and His Word. He believes the Bible is the ultimate source of illustration for our daily Christian lives which is always applicable and relevant to our circumstances and should never be substituted. He has a heart to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and uses his own life story as a testimony of God’s saving grace. Ryan was born in Ohio and raised in Florida where he joined the Marine Corps and served in numerous places, including overseas. Ryan and his wife of more than 14 years, Amy, have three children together; Violetta, Damien, and Kaelani.