About Bryan Ries

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Hi.  I’m Bryan.  I’ve been married to my amazing wife Angel for 13 years.  We have been graced with 5 great kids; Andrew, Aaron, Abigail, Anna, and Alexander.  This makes me the odd-one-out in the family.  I’m the only B.

I grew up on the southside of Indianapolis. I was invited to church by a guy in my high school barbershop quartet (yes, you read that right.) I became a believer in Jesus Christ at the age of 15.  My life has never been the same.

I started my college education with 2 years at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, TN. After my sophomore year, I started a summer internship at my home church, Northern Park Baptist Church in Greenwood, IN.  I decided to stay on at the church as the youth/music pastor and finished my B.A. in Bible at Indiana Baptist College.

After 5 years at Northern Park, Angel and I (and our 2 month old first born) became houseparents at Hope Children’s Home in Tampa, FL.  We spent 2 crazy busy years there before returning to Indiana to plant Blue River Baptist Church in Edinburgh, IN.  The Lord led us to step away as their pastor after 5 years.  That was one of the toughest decisions that we’ve ever made-but, it was the right one for us and the church.

I count it an honor to produce this podcast and help build community and facilitate discussion among Independent Baptist ministry leaders!

The newest development in our life has been the call of God for my family and I to go and serve Christ on the mission field of Thailand. We started deputation in the January of 2016. Let me know if you’d like to schedule us to come and share our burden with your church! No matter what, we’d love to have you pray for us! You can learn more and watch our video on our missions website ThaiLight.org.

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