Ryan grew up in a Reform Jewish home in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. In college, he came to believe that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah and his life has never been the same since. Early on as a follower of Jesus, Ryan developed a passion to help Jews and Christians to understand the Jewish roots of Christianity. After graduating from Winthrop University, he went on to get his master’s degree from Liberty University Seminary. Over the years, he has served in the Messianic Jewish movement in various roles. He has planted congregations, spoken in hundreds of churches, led many trips to Israel, and has served as a personal assistant to Dr. Michael Brown. As the Director of Outreach, Ryan’s role is to connect with pastors and leaders so that First Fruits of Zion can better serve the church and the Messianic Jewish movement in the area of Messianic Judaism and the Jewish roots of the faith.
In addition to his ministry experience, Ryan also has a background teaching in the public schools. He has worked closely with special education students in the area of physical education. Ryan and his wife Jeanne live in metro Atlanta. They have six children.
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