Ryan was called as the Senior Pastor of Kingsland in May of 2014 after serving as the Senior Pastor of Bannockburn Baptist Church in Austin for ten years. He has been ministering to families for over two decades. In fact, Ryan sensed a call to the ministry at such a young age that he had to get his hardship driver’s license to travel to his first church staff position – at the age of fifteen.
Prior to returning to Texas - the place of his upbringing, Ryan also served as the Family Pastor of the historic Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. He has hosted numerous radio and television programs on the subject of family life, and has authored two books. Home on Time: Life Management by the Book is a look at Psalm 90 that is helping lead families away from the chaos caused by living within the framework of a disorganized life. Ryan's second book, Walls: Why Everybody's Stuck (and Nobody Has to Be), was released by Tyndale House Publishers in 2011, and shares the principles and stories of Faith Breakthroughs that have become an extraordinary part of church life at Bannockburn.
Ryan also serves as Adjunct Professor at Liberty University. He teaches a course entitled, “Theology of the Family” he helped develop for ministry students. Ryan is a graduate of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Lana, have three daughters: Ryley, Reagan, and Lily.