Bryan was raised in Miller, South Dakota and attended Augustana College where he played linebacker for four years. Bryan was the first Division II player to ever be nominated for the Butkus Award. Following graduation, Bryan was a second round draft pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars where he was named to the NFL All-Rookie team and set the Jaguars single season record for tackles. He is on the Jaguars all-time career tackles list. His NFL career was cut short after five years due to injury.
After leaving the NFL, Bryan has drawn on his experiences in the NFL and his passion for Christ to be a dynamic public and motivational speaker and leader to a variety of audiences. In 2005 Bryan was called to Colorado to plant a church where he is senior Pastor of Renovation Church located in Westminster. He is also founder of Antioch Breakthrough Ministries that focuses on activating and releasing leaders in areas of cultural influence such as the Political, Athletic, Business, Church and Entertainment worlds. Bryan serves on the board of the National Prayer Center located in Washington D.C. that impacts both Congressmen and Senators. He also has strategic ministry partnerships with churches, ministries and orphanages in the lands of India, England, Kenya and Greece where he has the privilege of participating in crusades, mentoring pastors, leaders and orphans. Bryan is currently a consultant to the Colorado Rockies in their “MADE as Rockies” initiative that exists to strengthen and expand the culture of the Colorado Rockies organization.
Bryan has been married to his lovely wife, Diane for 18 years and they have 7 children, 3 girls and 4 boys ranging in age from 16 down to 4. They currently reside in Broomfield Colorado.