Pastor | Counselor | Encourager | Equipper
Ryan started serving Central Baptist Church as lead pastor in August of 2009. He was born into a ministry family in Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up in Maryland. He went to college to be a teacher and God used that training and experience to shape him for full-time ministry. His passion for teaching overflowed into the church to encourage biblical thinking and living.
Ryan and Nikki married in 2005 and have 5 children. He has degrees from Frostburg State University (BS, Social Science; Frostburg, MD) and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. Pastoral Ministries; Cordova, TN) and is currently pursuing his D.Ed.Min. in Biblical Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY). Prior to Central Baptist, Ryan served churches in Ellicott City, MD, and LaVale, MD.