A successful businessman before answering God’s call to ministry, Bryant Wright is a respected Bible teacher, pastor, husband, father, and community leader. He is a straightforward communicator who uniquely connects God's unchanging truth with a diverse culture through compelling and creative teaching. In all services, the message from the pulpit is presented in a teaching style. Always centered on key passages of Scripture, his sermons are practical and seek to explain how Scripture can be applied to everyday life. Bryant doesn’t shy away from controversial issues. If the Bible deals with them, he will seek to deal with them, too. Bryant was called by Johnson Ferry to become the first pastor when it was a mission of First Baptist Church in Marietta, GA, with a membership of about twenty families meeting in an empty doctor’s office. Johnson Ferry now has over 8,500 members and 7 Sunday morning worship services with an average worship attendance of about 4,000. The church is unique in offering traditional and modern worship in all 3 hours of worship. Bryant alternates preaching live in the Sanctuary and Activities Center, with his messages being broadcast into the opposite venue via video. His messages are also available via live streaming at JohnsonFerry.org. Bryant is the founder and chairman of Right From the Heart Ministries. Using secular radio, television, print media and the internet, he provides challenging, inspirational and insightful messages to encourage people in this hard-charging world in which we live. He has authored five books, One Minute of Your Time, Another Minute of Your Time, One Minute of Your Day, Seeds of Turmoil (biblical origins of the Middle East conflict), and Right from the Heart, a book of daily devotionals. His most recent book on end times, The Stage Is Set, was released by Baker Books in January 2017. You can learn more about Bryant's resources, listen or view his messages online, and download podcasts at rightfromtheheart.org. Bryant graduated from University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1974 and received a Master of Divinity in 1980 from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. In 2007, he was granted an Honorary Doctorate from SEFOVAN seminary in Madrid, Spain, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of South Carolina in 2011. A native of Atlanta, GA, Bryant and his wife, Anne, reside in Marietta, GA (suburban Atlanta). They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.