About Bryan Lilly

“It’s a magical world, Hobbes ol’ buddy… let’s go exploring!”
Calvin, Calvin & Hobbes


I was born and raised in a small town nestled amongst the Appalachian Mountains of Southern West Virginia; currently, I live in Louisville, KY, with my wife and our two children. I am a full-time software engineer for Southern Seminary.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources from West Virginia University, and a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary.


I am pursuing ordinationin the Diocese of Christ our Hope, a diocese of the Anglican Church in North America. I current lead a weekly Evening Prayer group for my parish, Grace Anglican Church.

I moved to Louisville in 2007 to attend Southern Seminary. That same year, I joined Sojourn Community Church, where I would spend 12 years of my life ministering and being ministered too. Eventually, I was installed as a Pastor, where I served through care and counseling, teaching, and leading the Arts + Culture ministry. In 2019 I stepped down from the pastorate, following a change in theological convictions that led my family from the Baptist tradition to Anglicanism.