As a fifteen-year-old, Ryan Rush sensed God’s call to the ministry, and took his first staff position at a church before he was old enough to drive. Four years later, as a youth pastor, he began to realize that there was a profound gap between the faith practices of families when they gathered on Sunday and the actual impact of their faith on their home life. Since that discovery, sharing practical solutions to strengthen families has become Ryan’s passion.
Ryan serves as the Senior Pastor at Kingsland Baptist Church and has implemented a comprehensive, cross-generational effort to connect church and home life. The “Faith Breakthroughs” process that serves as the centerpiece of this strategy has made him one of the country’s most prominent speakers in America at seminaries, churches, and conferences. The “D6 Conference”, the largest symposium on family life in the nation (over 2,000 pastors and church leaders in 2011), has featured him as emcee, platform speaker, or lab instructor in each of the four years of its existence. Liberty University recently launched a new undergraduate course, The Theology of the Family, with Ryan Rush serving as instructor, content consultant and textbook author.
Ryan has hosted both radio and television programs on the subject of family life. He has authored two books: Home on Time: Life Management by the Book, which helps families get away from the chaos of unintentional living; and Walls: Why Everybody’s Stuck (and Nobody has to be). Released nationally by Tyndale House Publishers, Walls has become the “flagship” of the overall vision, and shares the principles and stories of Faith Breakthroughs.
Ryan and his wife, Lana, have three daughters. He is a graduate of the University of Mary- Hardin Baylor and holds a Masters Degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Ryan has now spent over 25 years seeking timeless solutions to the challenges families face. These principles have been tested and proven – first in his own home, then throughout his congregation, and eventually by other churches and families all over the country.