STAFF BIO: Ryan Dempsey, pastor
Ryan grew up in Buckeye country, just outside Columbus, Ohio. Growing up in the church, and watching the church grow too, he was able to experience the awesome power of what God is able to do through a few individuals, given to His will. After high school, Ryan travelled down to Lynchburg, Virginia, to attend college at Liberty University. There, he and his wife, Alisa, met, dated, and married. He then graduated with a BS in Religion, and continued on completing his MAR in Christian Leadership.
Ryan has served in many different ministry positions both voluntarily and vocationally. Taking the lessons learned from each of these experiences, along with striving to be a man of courage, conviction, and contribution, and being a husband and father, Ryan approaches ministry with passionate, down to earth principles. Fueled by the heart (passion) of God, and guided by the Spirit of God, Ryan and his family desire to see every individual discover and be who God has created them to be.
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -Howard Thurman. This idea that you come alive when you are living the life that God has designed for you (Psalm 139).
"The glory of God is man fully alive." - Saint Irenaeus