Photo Pastor Joe Coleman"A Sinner Saved By Grace"
One cold evening in the winter of 2005 Ryan fell to his knees, completely broken, crying out to God for help.  He was beaten both physically and mentally from mental illness and many years of drug abuse.  At that very moment, little did he know that he would have a personal encounter later that night and surrender his life to Jesus.  Following that week Ryan would publicly give his life to Christ at a church in California. 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new…(2 Cor.5:17)

Ryan found a home at Calvary Chapel Palm Desert and began serving in the church in any way he could help.  He prayed, learned and grew in Christ.  Miraculously God called him into full-time ministry, and Ryan was ordained in 2013 beginning as a youth pastor under the leadership and discipleship of Pastor Joe Coleman. 

Ryan is presently serving as a senior/assistant pastor.  The Lord is privileging Ryan to sit on the elder board, periodically preach on Sundays and Wednesdays, lead Bible studies to men and women at senior centers, assist with the men’s discipleship and prayer groups, oversee audio and website development, facilitate special events, and lead and oversee our Worship team.  In all these things, Ryan’s desire is to love people and lead them to Christ, teaching the Word so they grow as disciples in the grace and knowledge of God.

Ryan is married to his lovely wife Tara Lynn, and 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. (Ezk.36:26)