Pastor of Counseling and Discipleship
& Men’s Ministry Director
Ryan (DMin, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as the Pastor of Counseling and Discipleship at First Counseling, the biblical counseling ministry of First Baptist, as well as being the Men’s Ministry Director. A native of Southern California, he spent his formative years in church, serving in ministries, and working at youth camps. He married Jennifer in 2001, where they continued together in ministry in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle.
Ryan loves serving First Baptist because of the church’s devotion to Christ, its commitment to discipleship, and its passion to obey the two greatest commandments: to love God and love others.
Ryan and Jennifer have been blessed with five wonderful children: Jacob, Warren, Aubrey, Daniel, and Elise. As a family, they enjoy reading, board games, road trips, movie nights, and pizza Fridays.
When he’s not in the office, you can find Ryan running, reading, spending time with friends and family, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.