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.Min. in Biblical Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY). Before Central Baptist, Ryan served churches in Ellicott City, MD, and LaVale, MD.