Prior to his calling into marketplace ministry in 2011, Bryan spent 30 years as a business banker serving California’s Central Valley. He was the founding President of Service 1st Bank, and served in that capacity until the bank’s successful sale in 2008.
Serving as a banker to C.E.O.s, and functioning as one himself, Bryan developed a solid, first-hand understanding of the challenges and opportunities that come with being a Christian C.E.O.
Bryan serves as President of His Majesty’s Secret Service, a 501 (c)(3) whose mission is to anonymously shine the light of Jesus Christ by caring for orphans, widows, and abandoned mothers facing severe circumstantial challenges. Bryan has also been a member of Vinewood Community Church in Lodi since 1979; serving as an elder, deacon, small group leader, and other roles.
Bryan and his wife, Debi, were married in 1979. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.
Beyond family, friends, church, and business … Bryan’s hobbies and interests include listening to a wide variety of non-fiction audiobooks, and religious-freedom oriented podcasts, supporting conservative values and pro-life causes, and looking for opportunities to make people laugh – whether with him or at him.
Favorite (Obscure) Bible Character: Benaiah ! He not only went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion, but took down a 7 ft. tall Egyptian warrior with the guy’s own spear ! (1 Chronicles 11:22-24)
Favorite Quote: “Truth is like a lion. It needs no defense. Set it free. It will defend itself.” (Augustine)