Our Pastor

Hi…to give you a little insight into my past let me try to condense my life into a couple paragraphs (boy does that give you a perspective on the little time we have here!). I am the pastor serving with my wife Peggy. We arrived at Promised Land church on September of 2013. Previous to that we served seven years at Bethel church in Kutztown, PA and a church plant in Wilkes-Barre, PA. We are “empty nesters” with three grown children: Keith, Bryan, and Cherise. All of them are married and we have been blessed with six grandchildren. I was born in Duluth, MN, grew up in Ceylon, MN then moved to Loveland, CO where I graduated from high school. In 1977 I entered the Navy and served in the Submarine Service until I retired in 1994. I accepted Jesus Christ under the ministry of the “Navigators” while attending a Navy school in Dam Neck, VA. In my exposure to the “Church,” I was wonderfully challenged through a life changing ministry at the Preston Nazarene church while stationed at the Submarine Base in Groton, CT. Following my retirement from the Navy I lived in Londonderry, NH and worked in Hudson, MA for Digital Equipment Corp., and Intel as an Operations shift manager.

In 1999 I entered Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, CO where I met and married my lovely wife. I have a passion to introduce people to the Lord and watch their lives transformed by Jesus and His Word. Relationships and community are at the center of that process. I believe that Jesus’ message is so relevant to our culture, and this Christ-centered message [and walk] will transform people’s lives and our community where so many are searching for real answers and truth in their spiritual quest. My messages are biblically centered and down to earth, relevant to where we’re all at, and I do sometimes utilize contemporary media to drive the point home. The Promised Land family is a welcoming, fun loving community of believers. Our worship could best be described as “blended,” a combination of traditional and contemporary in nature. I hope you have an opportunity to join us on the journey as we develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and encourage one another

– Pastor Bryan


Favorite Food – Steak & Lobster

Favorite Dessert – Coconut Cream Pie

Favorite Restaurant – Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Favorite Drink – Milk Shake or Coffee

Favorite Movie – It’s A Wonderful Life, and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Favorite Authors – Andy Stanley, Alan Hirsch, Leonard Ravenhill, A.W. Tozer, and Vance Havner

Favorite Sports Team(s): New York Yankees, Denver Bronco’s, Colorado Avalanche, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics

Hobbies – Woodworking, gardening, sports enthusiast, reading a good book with a cup of coffee

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