"A Sinner Saved By Grace"
It was the winter of 2005 ,When Ryan found himself on his knees, completely broken ,crying out to God for help.
He was beat up both physically and mentally from many years of drug abuse, little did he know , he would have a personal encounter with Jesus that night as he would surrender his life to Christ. Immediately following that week Ryan would publicly give his life to Christ at a church in Palm Desert, Ca. With this new found life in Christ came a sense of purpose, that is to serve and glorify God. Not long after Ryan's conversion he found a home church at Calvary Chapel Palm Desert. He began serving in the church , and eventually God called him into Childrens ministry where he has been serving for the last 7 years. Under the leadership and discipleship of Pastor Joe Coleman , Ryan was ordained in September 2013 as youth pastor at CCPD .Ryan's vision for the youth ministry is simple- " Love them and lead them to Christ, disciple each child through the teaching of the Word of God we show the kids just how much they are loved and all that God has planned for them " (John 3:16)." We Provide a safe and loving enviroment for the children to be discipled as they grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ."
Ryan is married to his beautiful wife Tara Lynn, they have five beautiful children 3 girls;Cassidy, Faith, and Madison ,and 2 boys; Tristan and Joshua
. Ryan and Tara feel so blessed to be able to share the love of Christ and tell of what great things God has done. (2 Cor.5:17)- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new