Ryan has been serving as our lead pastor since 2011.
Ryan grew up in New Hampshire where he accepted Christ as a teenager. Answering the call to preach, he attended The Crown College of the Bible in Powell, TN where he studied Pastoral Ministry and met his wife Amanda, who grew up in northern Georgia.
After graduation, Ryan married Amanda and served for two years at his home church in Londonderry, NH and then five years at Fairview Baptist Church in Athens, TN.
God has blessed the Haydens with three children (soon to be four): Audrey (11), Molly (9) and Noah (7).
Outside of the ministry, Ryan enjoys running, swimming, hiking with his kids and woodworking. He is also the co-founder of a software development agency, which provides the majority of his income.