Trinity Church / President of The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary
Ryan is the pastor of Trinity Church of Benicia in Benicia, CA and the current president of The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary (since 2019). Ryan grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a heart to minister to the people here, training up pastors to serve and teach in this unique region. He received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Davis in History (1999), a M.Div. from The Cornerstone Seminary (2007), and a Ph.D. from Southern Seminary with an emphasis in Biblical Spirituality and a minor in Church History (2016). Ryan is the author of Preaching that Exalts Christ: The Pulpit Ministry of Steve Fernandez and That God May Be All in All. After serving in pastoral ministry at Grace Church of Napa Valley in Napa, CA and Calvary Community Church in Brentwood, CA, Ryan planted Trinity Church of Benicia in his home community (in 2022). Ryan enjoys teaching annually at Munster Bible College in Cork, Ireland and is a Ph.D. advisor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri and Columbia Biblical Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. He has taught bible conferences in Uganda, Honduras, the Philippines, and Spain. To unwind, Ryan loves training and teaching Brazilian Jui-Jitsu! Ryan and his wife Jennafer have been married since 1995 and have five children.