JOSEPH BRYANT, JR.
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The Rev. Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr. has been the incredible visionary, stellar communicator and life-changing leader of the Calvary Hill Community Church since 1996. Called to the pastorate of the Calvary Hill Community Church at the tender age of 26, this uniquely gifted leader transformed an aging, traditional congregation into a thriving, multi-generation hub of spiritual power that has had an incredible impact on the lives of countless thousands. Though his pastoral accomplishments have been numerous during his entire tenure, God has used him in an extraordinary way since the VISION TO VICTORY relocation of the church into the city of San Francisco in 2005. The congregation purchased a 26,000 square foot warehouse in the heart of the city to become a campus for change. The first phase was completed in October 2006, a theatrical style contemporary worship center with open staging and media center for live television and radio. In 2007, the church completed a 150-seat Chapel that is used to support other congregations, community activities and the Calvary Hill Youth Ministry. They later completed a full service Bookstore, an Office Center which houses 8 offices and a conference room, and a full service Fitness Facility. Most notably, since moving to San Francisco in 2006, the church has added more than 1000 new souls and continues to have a significant impact upon the entire region.
Dr. Bryant serves as Chief Executive Officer of Calvary Hill Social Services, and oversees partnerships and community programs in education, financial literacy, job training, health services and family counseling. He is the Director of the Calvary Hill Christian Leadership School, an extension program through Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary which offers a Diploma in Christian Ministry, and is a Certified Field Mentor for Graduate Students of Golden Gate Seminary. He serves as a Chaplain for the SF Sheriff Department, and is the Western Region Director of Economics for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.
Dr. Bryant is the National Sports Director for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and serves as an organizer and liaison for the Rev. Jesse Jackson. He is also an Advisor and Life Coach for Pro Athlete Business Group, an organization that assists athletes in transition from their playing days into the post-athletic careers and lives. Known to many in the athletic arena as “The Players’ Pastor”, he serves as a counselor and consultant to professional teams and athletes around the country.
Dr. Bryant is a graduate of the University of California (B.A. in Sociology, 1991); Patten Christian College (Multi-subject Teaching Credential, 1994) and Golden Gate Seminary (M.A. in Theological Studies, 2003). Nationally acclaimed and acknowledged for his remarkable life and ministry achievements, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Ministry Degree from St. Thomas Christian College in 2004. He is the author of two books, It’s Work, But It’s Worth It, a study guide on marriage and Family Matters:
Encouraging Healthy People and Happy Families.
Above all else, Pastor Bryant values his wonderful family: His wife, Lady Kelly S. Bryant, and their two children: Josiah Christopher and Joi Christina, who are the joy of his heart.
Rev. Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr., is truly one of the most incredible pastor-preacher-visionary Men of God of this generation.